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Suggestions for Dinner then Drinks Venue in Central T.O.?

cinnamon_girl Nov 7, 2007 07:25 PM

Hi there fellow foodies -
I really need some help!
I am planning a little celebration for my husband who is finally graduating university after 8 years of night school. I would like to host a dinner at a restaurant/lounge/bar for about 15 people and then have the rest of celebrators (about 20) join us for drinks/nibbles/dessert afterwards. I have been wracking my brain trying to think of places that could accommodate this and have 1. Good food; 2. A nice atmosphere for people ranging in age from early 30's-early 60's 3. and is fairly central (we are willing to go as far east as Leslieville and as far West as Roncesvalles. Some ideas that I've had are: 5 Doors North (good food, good atmosphere - but no bar area for later); Barrio in Leslieville (they can fit us all in - but it will be too late - drinks and nibbles people can only join after 11PM) and Reposado on Ossington (still a contender - but no dinner available.) I would also be willing to eat somewhere and then trek over to a near by bar.

I am seriously losing sleep over this - so any help I could get would be very very appreciated!

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    tasoid Nov 8, 2007 04:07 AM

    If you like Reposado for drinks why not have your dinner at the Foxley across the street?

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    1. re: tasoid
      cinnamon_girl Nov 8, 2007 06:37 AM

      I was thinking of Foxley - but thought it would be too small for 15 people. Do you think they could do it?

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      LemonLauren Nov 8, 2007 04:35 AM

      I sound like a broken record on here, but I love the downstairs space at Quince (right next door to 5 Doors North) - and the food and ambiance is fabulous.

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      1. re: LemonLauren
        cinnamon_girl Nov 8, 2007 06:37 AM

        I'm going to check it out! Thanks so much. (Sometime broken records play the best stuff!)

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        hazzelnuts Nov 8, 2007 05:50 AM

        try Mistura in Yorkville area and then Supra afterwards .. especially if Thursday night great performer ... check out entertainment on Supra site

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