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The CEO Bistro and Martini Lounge is one of West Toronto's undiscovered gems. Located directly across from the lake and just off of the lobby of the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Lakeshore, CEO features an extensive menu of interesting appetizers and mouth watering entrees and desserts. Whether it is a romantic dinner for two or a small gathering of family, friends or business associates, their staff takes care of all the patrons as if they were all corporate CEOs. Internationally trained Chefs will delight you with their culinary skill and flexibility. CEO's intimate lounge is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine, a state of the art martini or a terrific glass of beer. Their "Best Brews" program offers an extensive selection of craft, specialty and popular brands, both on tap as well as in the bottle.
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Review: Classic comfort seals the deal

 
By Patricia Noonan, reviewed on July 31, 2009

As I walk through the front doors of the Sheraton Four Points on Toronto's Lakeshore Boulevard,the first thing that catches my eye is the open door to CEO Bistro and Martini Lounge. The clink of glasses draws me in and Sandy Pavao, the hotel catering manager, shows me to...

As I walk through the front doors of the Sheraton Four Points on Toronto's Lakeshore Boulevard,the first thing that catches my eye is the open door to CEO Bistro and Martini Lounge. The clink of glasses draws me in and Sandy Pavao, the hotel catering manager, shows me to my table before the room fills up. "We're expecting a group soon," she says smiling. An intimate and elegantly appointed lounge opens up to a very classic dining room with a view of Lake Ontario. A sophisticated hues of chocolate and ivory complement the design scheme and a casual all-day menu features classic favorites to seal the deal.

Usually bars have a drinks list that, quite frankly, is way over the top. Any bartender worth their shaker should be able to suggest the latest cocktail and whip it up. After a hard day on the road or at the office, stepping into a hotel bar is often the best antidote to the day. At CEO, the bar list features classics, not a thousand and one novelty martinis. I ask for a classic gin martini with a twist and I am promptly delivered a large, perfectly executed, cocktail arriving just the way I like it: pearly condensation beading the outside of the glass. I sip and await the Norwegian smoked salmon pinwheels ($11) to go with my cocktail for one of the ultimate food-cocktail pairings. The drink is any real CEO's dream and it is offered at an astoundingly reasonable $8.

CEO's menu covers the bases with small sections to give patrons variety: salads, shareable appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas and entrees featuring favorite pastas, stirfries, meat or fish. After the smoked salmon, I feel a little more indulgent as it had been a long day. Because I couldn't make up my mind between a pasta dish or the ten ounce Alberta Angus Striploin ($25), my server, Hossain, asks if the chef would make a side of the fettuccine to go with the steak. Minutes later, my order is confirmed. A silky side of Fettuccine Alfredo (normally $15 as a main course) arrives alongside a perfect rare striploin, surrounded by a medley of freshly steamed vegetables. A simple glass of Bordeaux makes a well-matched pairing to the steak. Comfortable and unhurried is the best way to dine, but I feel like finishing up at the bar for a short nightcap before heading off.

The bartender suggests a Black Russian for dessert when I tell him I'm full. Though I've always thought that drinks heavy on liqueurs are best suited for after dinner, this time, I decline-I'm going for broke. A slice of Cinnamon-Spiced Apple Pie ($6) with a snifter of Courvoisier and I'm ready to sign off. Hotel bars can be outrageous and trendy, but when situated amidst residential Toronto, it doesn't take a financial genius to see that there's excellent value right under your nose. Not to mention a boardwalk nearby to walk it all off!

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