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Group of 11 Downtown Tomorrow, Help!

cas_TX Mar 3, 2008 01:42 PM

I tried to book Beer Bistro for a group of 11 tomorrow (March 4) night, but they were unable to accommodate. Can anyone recommend something similar (both vibe and price point) that may be able to accommodate a group of 11ish? Thanks!

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  1. pescatarian RE: cas_TX Mar 3, 2008 01:59 PM

    It's not exactly the same, but they can probably accomodate a large group at the Irish Embassy - it's just down the street on Yonge north of Wellington. Pub fare, friendly service. It can be a bit noisy in there.
    Also, Beer Bistro has better food, however, the food at Bier Market on the Esplanade is usually acceptable and it's a very large restaurant.

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      cas_TX RE: pescatarian Mar 3, 2008 04:38 PM

      I checked the embassy and they are expecting a crowd for the Leaf's game. I went to the Bier Markt once, and had a less than stellar experience which had me vowing never to return. But, on the right track! The budget is 50/60 a head, so more room than I thought.

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        cas_TX RE: cas_TX Mar 4, 2008 03:39 AM

        Ok, so I've gone with Le Select. Any "things to not order" tips I need to know?

    2. JamieK RE: cas_TX Mar 3, 2008 03:19 PM

      Not the same either (especially food), but if you get desperate and if beer is key, you can always check to see of the Duke of Wellington can accommodate a group this size at such short notice -

      Duke of Westminster
      77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1A6, CA

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        JamieK RE: JamieK Mar 3, 2008 03:32 PM

        or -- how about oysters and beer? Rodney's has a room that takes about 10 to 20 -

        469 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1K4, CA

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          cas_TX RE: JamieK Mar 3, 2008 04:39 PM

          On the right track for sure, I thought of Rodney's but worry for the non-oyster eaters in the group. Budget is a bit more than I thought, so maybe there is another alternative?

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            phoenikia RE: cas_TX Mar 3, 2008 04:42 PM

            Brassai might be a good choice for a group that size, at your pricepoint of 50/60pp.

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              TorontoJo RE: phoenikia Mar 4, 2008 06:04 AM

              I'll second Brassaii -- great rec. Great space and they are good at accommodating larger tables.

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