Top Five Spots for a Business Lunch in Toronto
Whether discussing strategy, closing deals, or strengthening relationships, choosing the right venue for your business lunch is key. From 360o views of Toronto’s prominent skyline, to menus crafted by some of Canada’s top chefs, our shortlist is sure to satisfy clients and C-Suite executives alike.
The Chase showcases the kind of elegance that is impressive from the moment you enter. Located on the top floor of a heritage building on Temperance Street, it offers an incredible view of the city—both from the rooftop patio and the dining room. It was awarded the Globe and Mail’s Best New Restaurant for 2013 and shortlisted as one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in 2014 by Air Canada, and it continues to shine with its menu and service. Looking for a more casual dining option? Be sure to check out The Chase Fish & Oyster, the notoriously delicious counterpart located at ground level.
Entertaining business associates from outside of Canada? Canoe may have been around for nearly two decades, but Executive Chef John Horne continues to deliver locally sourced, uniquely Canadian cuisine with bold menu choices like maple cured salmon and a lobster clubhouse. Located high atop the TD Bank Tower, the view of the Toronto skyline is a perfect accompaniment to the menu and atmosphere.
Heading to midtown for a meeting? Reds Midtown Tavern provides on oasis in an area with few business-worthy selections—which isn’t to assume the quality isn’t up to par. If you’re familiar with Reds in the Financial District, you’ll find the same crowd-pleasing, sophisticated menu with a great wine and beer selection and plenty of room (and private spaces) for a large group.
Buca Yorkville is the newest addition to the neighbourhood, and has made an extravagant entrance by winning best new restaurant by Toronto Life. Their remarkable seafood selection and unique Italian creations will not disappoint. Impress your partner with the show-stopping crudo misto seafood platter, carved by your server at tableside. Located on the ground floor of the Four Seasons resident towers, it’s a perfect escape from the Bloor-Avenue bustle.
Located next to the Thompson Hotel, Colette celebrates the essence of French style and cuisine with an undeniably European style, right in the heart of Toronto. The space is light and bright with a menu that offers the perfect lunches from crisped crab claw to entrecôte & frites to wake up your palette. Collete will provide the touch of class needed to build a lasting business relationship with your lunch partner.