This should be easy right? I have a kind of VIP guest coming in for TIFF. She comes every year and we have lunch. She stays at the four seasons and invariably has a film to get to at the Lightbox at 2PM - dont be late.
The restaurant should have an ambience and service for grown-ups. Funky and different does not cut it. I am not going to impress its just best not to "depress". Imagine that you are hosting Katherine Hepburn.
So, the location should ideally be downtown west of yonge to drop her off at Lightbox, it could also be near yorkville where she is staying. One kicker - its on the MONDAY.
The restaurant should have a bit of flair/interest, serve good food and have excellent service. For that I will pay whatever it takes but like I said it can be simple too. I confess things like Canoe and Bymark are a bit over the top for a friendly lunch (trying too hard?)
Last year we went to Nota Bene - I posted about it. Food was good, room and location were great - service deplorable.
For years prior we went to Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar - oh how I miss it. A little understated, more about the food, damn good cooking and proper service. She still talks about the fries (as we all do).
Enough crying over spilt local,organic milk. Splendido - you say...no lunch. Mistura! - no lunch. George - no monday. Buca? - no lunch. Biffs - yawn. Kit Kat - inconsistent? Jump - considering the old standby.
I know the answer is so obvious I cant see it - it is.....?
9 Church St, Toronto, ON M5E1M2, CA
265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA
88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA
66 Wellington St. W, Toronto, ON M5K 1J3, CA
297 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1J5, CA
180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA
604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA