Top 5 King West Restaurants for a Business Lunch

 
Top 5 King West Restaurants for a Business Lunch lavelle

Toronto's West End is the backdrop to an alchemy of styles, pastimes, and tempos — emblematic of the distinct lifestyle unique to every neighbourhood across the city. King St. W is also home to some of the best dining in Toronto. Whether you're meeting a client,  grabbing lunch with your co-worker, or perhaps having a fancy interview, here are  the Top 5 favourite King West Restaurants to for a Business Lunch.


Oretta | 633 King St. W

AESTHETIC

Beautiful high ceilings, minimal art deco style design mixed with rich textures and colours makes Oretta the newest most "instagramable" restaurant on the block.

MOOD

Perfect for business lunch as it's not overly busy nor loud, service is quick, and dishes are sure to please

EATS

Italian plates–from polenta, artichoke, pheasant to fresh pizza and pastas.

Belfast Love | 548 King St. W

AESTHETIC

Polished pub finishes noted in their plush velvet seating to the antique window china displays and Whisky Bar.

MOOD

Laid back vibes mixed with the luxuries of detailed design and curated quality menu and customer service. Very large space perfect for group lunches, or to hide away from the crowd.

EATS

Upscale pub fare like crispy cauliflower, poke, pizza, burgers, steak and brisket.

Lavelle | 627 King St. W

AESTHETIC

With one of the best views of the city, Lavelle is a rooftop restaurant and lounge that transforms itself to open air dining in summer, and is just as bright and beautiful in winter.

MOOD

Fine modern finishes with a minimal touch, this small dining setting mixed with a large concept patio is a great place to host a client for lunch (#views).

EATS

An exquisite and refined menu that serves seasonal game and seafood plates along classics like steak tartare to cornish hen.

Gusto 101 | 101 Portland Street

AESTHETIC

Housed in a former car garage, this open air bar and kitchen is adorned with vintage fixtures and rustic details.

MOOD

It's a popular spot for King West creatives to flock to after work as the atmosphere and food are the perfect mix of comfort and refinement, although less busy at lunch, make a reservation as most Thursdays - Fridays fill quickly.  

EATS

World-infused Southern Italian Cuisine such as assorted antipasti and tuscan wood fired pizza.

Portland Variety | 587 King St. W

AESTHETIC

Traditional soul and modern aesthetic; with beautiful blue and white Mexican pottery and rustic wooden floors juxtaposed by the Portland Variety signature accent yellow awnings and seating. It’s incredibly fresh, yet warm and nostalgic.

MOOD

Day x Night. It’s a perfect place to hold a small business lunch, but also a great brunch date locale. Portland Variety ambience transforms daily from an early morning caffeine drop-in spot, to a casual lunch and margarita afternoon patio, and late night tapas on one of the most vibrant streets in Toronto.

EATS

Spanish inspired small plates such as mushroom salad, chicken piri piri, and patatas bravas.

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 Ashley Klassen

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