Marche Restaurant ★★★1/2

Price: $10-15+

If you are not familiar with this restaurant, it provides diners with a unique market-style experience. Diners go in with a personal card and order anything they want. Food will then be charged on your card to be later paid when you leave. This allows you to pay for yourself with no worries on being charged the wrong amount if in a large group. Or if you are paying for both parties or splitting costs for one item, you can just charge on one card.

There are also separate stations where you can order meat, sushi, seafood, pizza, pasta, salad, dessert, tea, alcohol, even juice/smoothies! All freshly made right in front of you.

Great for lunches with friends, casual birthday parties/events. A place where you can come after work or during break-time.

Website: http://marche.moevenpick.com
Locations: Various locations. Review for Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 7:30am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:30 – 1am
Phone: (647) 350-6999

Jack Astors ★★★

Price: $15-20+

This is a goto place for students and people looking to eat after work. Family-friendly and great for group outings. Popular dishes with me are the easy sell pizza, grilled chicken quesadilla, lobster and crab dip, chicken fingers and chipotle chicken pita and salad (a lunch special only). Recently, tried their steak fajitas – cajun style and I have to say, its pretty tasty! Meat arrives sizzling in a stone bowl and you are given a bit of salad, cheese, veggies, sauce, etc to put in your soft flour tortillas. I had a lunch size and it was very filling, definitely worth trying again. Their root beer floats and drink menu is pretty good too.

Decor is very eclectic. Frames of cartoons fill the walls and tables are covered with paper so people can draw on them. They have unique lighting fixtures, comfy booths and a patio. This is a good place to go with friends and family but not anything business related.

 

Website: http://www.jackastors.com/index.aspx
Location: Various locations
Hours: Vary depending on location. Check website.

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