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10 Best Restaurants in Toronto to Hold Business Meetings

Posted by Leah on March 8, 2019
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After a while, holding business meetings in the same drab and closed-off office environment can begin to stifle the creativity and productivity of your employees. Changing things up from time to time is a great way to demonstrate your appreciation for your staff and help them stimulate their senses. Investing in corporate rental apartments in Toronto for your travelling employees is a step in the right direction. While they’re staying in the downtown core, they might as well take advantage of as many of the wonderful culinary experiences as possible that the city has to offer.

Whether you’re setting up important client meetings or internal employee gatherings, choosing the right type of restaurant can help you make a positive impression.

Looking for the best spots for business lunches and meetings, within walking distance to your executive rental in Toronto? Take a look at our list of some of the most high-end eateries in the city that are perfect for your next client meeting!

1. Ardo

If you’re trying to impress your clients with a delectable authentic Sicilian meal, then Ardo is the place to go. Located on King Street East just west of Sherbourne, this uniquely cozy and sophisticated eatery will transport you to the Italian countryside with its mix of rustic and modern decor. And the food is to die for—especially the mushroom gnocchi!

2. Bymark

Bymark is one of those casual hangout spots with a menu that strikes a surprising balance between sophistication and comfort food. Try the creamy and delicious lobster grilled cheese sandwich. Your clients and employees will thank you for this one.

Just a short walk away from Toronto’s famous financial district and University Avenue, the laid-back atmosphere of this restaurant attracts people of all ages and backgrounds, making it the perfect location for a corporate lunch date if you’re staying in an executive rental in Downtown Toronto.

3. Cactus Club

When it comes to choosing the ideal meeting location close to your furnished rental property in Toronto, you need to evaluate the type of working relationship you have with your clients and employees. Is it more casual or is it more sophisticated? Taking this into consideration, you can’t go wrong by taking them to the Cactus Club on Adelaide Street West.

A famous Canadian chain cafe and restaurant that got its start in Vancouver, this amazing chain has expanded exceptionally across the country since its initial inception. With a scenic outdoor patio, the Cactus Club is perfect for enjoying a light lunch or afternoon coffee on a lovely summer day with your clients.

4. Gusto 101

If you have a larger group to cater to, then Gusto 101 on Adelaide is the place to be! Another Italian gem in the city, this rustic eatery makes all of the dough for their pasta and bread in-house. From Tagliolini al Nero to classic Italian pizzas, Gusto 101 offers you a taste of Italy like none other. Afterward, you can discuss important contract terms as you treat your clients and associates to a delicious cappuccino and tiramisu.

5. Bannock

Bannock is one of those casual eateries that’s perfect for easing your nerves during a meeting. Whether it’s your first time meeting with a client or you are nervous to discuss a project, the casual environment and delicious internationally inspired menu items are sure to help. Bannock is known for its Canadian-style take on some of the world’s most delicious and well-known comfort foods. Plus, it’s conveniently located near Nathan Phillips Square, so there are plenty of corporate rentals near this Toronto eatery.

6. Stratus

As a business professional, it’s completely understandable that your day is very busy. For a slight change of pace, however, it might be a good idea to conduct your work meetings in a public setting. Stratus is perfect for busy people like you and your clients who are constantly on-the-go. They open early every morning and close later than most restaurants in the city so you can start your day off right with a healthy and delicious breakfast meeting before your day really starts to fill up.

7. The Chase

If you really want to impress your clients and treat your employees, then treat them to a delicious and fresh fine dining experience at The Chase. Known for its fresh seafood dishes, this restaurant is located right in the heart of the downtown core and offers a stunning view of the city that’s sure to put anyone in a good mood. With cozy and comfortable plush white booths that can comfortably seat 6-8 people, you can truly take the time to get to know your clients here. And with a wide array of delicious high-end savoury and sweet dishes, you’re more than likely to walk away with a full belly and a favourable business deal.

8. The Gabardine

Located at the corner of Bay and Richmond, The Gabardine is an inexpensive, completely laid-back, and popular local watering hole for a lot of people who work in the financial district. Considering its location, you’d think that the prices would be astronomical, but meals and dessert items range anywhere from $5 to about $30. People of all backgrounds from business professionals to casual diners frequent this cute little spot in Toronto’s downtown core.

9. Miku

If you and your guests love scrumptious Japanese cuisine including sushi, tempura, nigiri, sashimi, and other authentic dishes, then you absolutely must try Miku on Queens Quay West. Overlooking Toronto’s stunning Harbourfront, this restaurant is a little more high-end and therefore pricier than some of the others on this list. Nonetheless, it’s definitely worthwhile.

10. Lena

If you’re looking to bring a little extra spice into your workday, then Lena is perfect choice for you and your clients. This Latin American restaurant has a unique look and feel to it that’ll make you feel right at home.

MAC Furnished Residences Inc. offers high-end accommodations for business professionals travelling from all over the world. From executive rentals including condominiums, apartments, and other furnished rental properties in Toronto, we can help make your stay here as enjoyable as possible.

To learn more about our services or book your accommodations, please contact us today! Not only are we able to help you find a short-term furnished apartments for rent in Toronto through our brokerage MAC Real Estate Services Inc., but our licensed realtors can also help you if you’re buying or selling a home or condo. Plus, we can help facilitate a smoother transition if you’re moving to Toronto with MAC Relocation Solutions.

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