Lunch meetings help in building a positive relationship with your business clients. It is a semi-professional setting where you can discuss new business avenues with the client while building camaraderie.
You may have seen Don Draper on television’s famous series Mad Men, mesmerize his clients at fancy lunches that inevitably helps him sell a campaign idea. We cannot help you with that iconic Don Draper charisma, but we can definitely help you find those fancy lunch spots in Toronto.
All the restaurants and lounges mentioned in this article are located around our prime office location in Toronto’s prestigious Financial District. Moreover, we will also go over how to invite clients to lunch in a professional correspondence.
How to Invite Clients to Lunch
Inviting clients to lunch can be tricky. You need to organize the meeting and facilitate the correspondence with the client in a professional and time sensitive manner. The correspondence can be initiated in the form of an email. Doing this, you ensure that the client has written information regarding the meeting.
Keep the email simple, by starting off with a subject line. In the subject line you could specify the event type and time. For example, “Lunch, Wednesday at 1pm.” In the body, make sure you invite and give the main information in the very first sentence. The client is a busy professional and may not have the time to read a long heartfelt introduction. In the following paragraph you can summarize all the additional information.
Few tips to keep in mind:
- Follow up if you don’t receive a response.
- Make a reservation and check the status of the reservation a day before the meeting.
- Make booking keeping the clients preferences in mind.
- Know the clients preferences.
The meeting place matters a lot. You may have to go great lengths to impress a client. To make life easier for you we curate a list of downtown restaurants in the City of Toronto.
List of Restaurants
❖ Chotto Matte
Located in: TD Canada Trust Tower
Address: 161 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 2S1
A prime spot to indulge in and discover the Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisine. Chotto Matte brings something new to downtown Toronto, with a blend of two culinary traditions that combine Japanese and Paruvian ingredients and techniques.
Located in: Yorkville Plaza
A perfectly chic restaurant/lounge in the posh Yorkville neighbourhood. Stk offers the perfect ambience for professional meetings and casual gatherings alike. Once seated, you will find yourself spoiled with a plethora of options ranging from steaks, seafoods, and signature cocktails to set the mood.
❖ Louix Louis
Located on the 31st floor of The St. Regis Toronto, you cannot go wrong with Louix Louis. Inspired by cocktail parlours from New York and Prais, Louix Louis is the definition of class and grandeur. Showcasing ceiling murals by local Toronto artist Madison van Rijn, your clients are surely gonna be mesmerized.
❖ D Bar
Located in: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
This luxury spot at the Four Seasons is the perfect spot to go over important matters with the client while indulging in a relaxing ambience. This alluring hangout spot is known for its relaxed atmosphere, crafty cocktails, charcuterie, and refined small plates.
❖ Amano Trattoria
Located in: Old Toronto
Classic and modern flavours, inspired by Chef Michael Angeloni’s Italian heritage alongside a curated wine list, fully stocked cocktail bar. A sophisticated setting with great food, ideal to celebrate with the client.
Named as Toronto Life’s favourite Italian restaurant, this is another great spot for you and your client to enjoy and indulge in great food and drinks regardless of the occasion.
❖ The Chase
Located in: Dineen Building
Contemporary fine dining located in one of Toronto’s historic buildings, you won’t fail to impress with this spot. A usual hangout spot for professionals from the financial district, this is where a lot of big decisions are made daily.
Located in: Waterpark Place – 10 Bay St
Located by the beautiful Toronto Harbourfront, this location is perfect for business and pleasure. A short drive from the Financial District, this is a perfect spot to get out of the hustle and bustle of the financial district and have a laidback meeting with a client.
Just like finding a good dining spot, finding a good office space in Toronto can be challenging too. Explore our modern office spaces located in the illustrious financial district of Toronto. Contact us today to learn more.