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

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

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    1. re: tasoid

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

    2. 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

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

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