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Downtown T.O. patio for 60+ person party?

MelMay Apr 4, 2007 11:33 AM

I can think of plenty of places that have private rooms, but does anyone know of a downtown restaurant/bar that has a nice patio that would hold 60+ plus people for an afternoon work party?

  1. Googs Apr 4, 2007 11:36 AM

    Maybe George on Queen? Not certain if it holds 60, but it's plenty big.

    1. pescatarian Apr 4, 2007 11:38 AM

      Ki, Jump, Bimark

      1. midtowngirl Apr 4, 2007 11:49 AM

        Brassaii, Rodneys, The Savoy, Amber, Vertical

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        1. re: midtowngirl
          pescatarian Apr 4, 2007 11:51 AM

          IMHO, Vertical is a lousy patio. In most places it's covered or shady. Plus, the one time I was there we were not impressed at all by the food.

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          Nature Girl Apr 4, 2007 11:50 AM

          Waterside Bistro is a public restaurant attached to a tennis club at Sherbourne & Queens Quay. They have two patios overlooking the water and free parking. I know the united way held a staff event on their patios last summer and it was nice 'cause they have a covered section in case it rains.

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          1. re: Nature Girl
            Googs Apr 5, 2007 11:57 AM

            Unfortunately the only nice thing about Waterside Bistro is the view. The food's mediocre. The service tries hard, but they understaff the place so how can a server win?

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            flipkeat Apr 4, 2007 11:50 AM

            How about
            or http://www.sevenlounge.ca/ big patio there!!!

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            1. re: flipkeat
              corinaci Apr 4, 2007 11:56 AM

              Ultra Supper Club on Queen W - great city views in the summer and rooftop patio out of Miami Beach.

              1. re: corinaci
                pescatarian Apr 4, 2007 12:05 PM

                It is a great patio. Especially when you have it is only your private party using it.

            2. diesta Apr 4, 2007 12:21 PM

              Drake Hotel patio

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              1. re: diesta
                regale Apr 4, 2007 12:24 PM

                The Savoy at Victoria and Dundas has a third floor with a great patio which you can book for private functions. Not sure what the capacity is.

                1. re: diesta
                  redearth Apr 4, 2007 02:13 PM

                  Second the Drake. Great patio!

                2. Juniper Apr 4, 2007 01:05 PM

                  I believe the restaurants at the Distillery District can cordon off an area for your party on the patio. The Boiler House has a particularly large patio, and I believe that Pure Spirits can use the alcove to the SE of them for parties also.

                  Brassaii has a large patio also, as someone already pointed out. And La Maquette has a courtyard that I believe they can use for parties as well.

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                  1. re: Juniper
                    redearth Apr 4, 2007 02:13 PM

                    I also second the Distillery restos!

                  2. Poorboy Apr 4, 2007 04:57 PM

                    What day/date were you looking for?
                    That will have a lot to do with what is available.

                    1. orangewasabi Apr 4, 2007 05:48 PM

                      What about the back of the Courthouse?

                      1. m
                        MelMay Apr 5, 2007 11:03 AM

                        Thanks guys. This is an absolutley outstanding list.

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