40th b-day (20-40 people), appetizers/cocktails with room to mingle?
I'm starting to plan a little soiree for my hubby's 40th birthday..he is a beer and nachos kind of guy, but has many friends who enjoy something a little more upscale. Is there any place in the downtown (or midtown) area that could handle a crowd of this size and provide some kind of appetizer/cocktail service? (preferably one that could handle dishing out some wings as well as more fancy appies)? Would prefer not to have a totally private room (maybe just a section of the restaurant/bar?) and space to move vs. having to be seated at tables...
Not upscale or grotty but I like the Granite Brewery. You can certainly ask for a section of the restaurant. There is also a nice back patio too. Free parking downstairs or street parking. Located at Mount Pleasant and Eglinton. Though I am not a beer person, I understand that the beer is great.
Check out Milagro. It's very nice higher end, upscale Mexican on Mercer at John Street south of King. It's a great room, a bit contemporary in feel. Not TexMex or sportsbar. I recently held a cocktail party for 40 in a section of their bar and they did a wonderful job with the apps which everyone raved about. Plus they had a great selection of cocktails, sangria and beers. Check out their website