Birthday celebration dinner for about 20
- Elastic Waistband
I am thinking about surprising my husband for a special birthday celebration with some of his friends. It will probably be around 20 of us when all is said and done.
I don't want to ask any of them to contribute, and having said that, I do not have the budget for a "top" TO restaurant.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places with:
(a) nice ambiance, atmosphere, etc.;
(b) suitable for large parties;
(c) not overly pricey, and
(d) an owner/staff that will work with me reagrding selecting wines to serve and perhaps a set menu?
My husband likes all kinds of food, esp. Italian, Chinese, Japanese (just not Thai or Indian, those are his least favs).
I had my Birthday at Laide on Adelaide East of Church. Had a fabulous time and the female owners (who are also the bartenders) really worked hard to accomadate us. The place is small (about 70 seats) so a party of 20 would fit in perfectly.
Everything on their menu is under $16 and they did mention that they do set menus...
re: Elastic Waistband
I'm a big fan of Terroni. The side room is used for overflow tables on busy nights (for which I prefer the main room) but you can also reserve it for larger groups. I did that recently for a group of 20 and it was great. I also spoke with the manager, Anna, in advance and pre-ordered the menu, had the various salads and pastas plattered, etc. We had a great time and the bill was quite reasonable.
The previous suggestions sound great. What about Autogrill on Eglinton, just west of Avenue Rd? Fun, good food, good for a party that size.
Try an authentic Chinese banquet fit for a king.
Dynasty on Bloor
Gold Court Abalone Restaurant
Oriental Century Palace Restaurant