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Mar 3, 2008 01:42 PM

Group of 11 Downtown Tomorrow, Help!

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. 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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    1. re: pescatarian

      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.

      1. re: cas_TX

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

    2. 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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      1. re: JamieK

        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

        1. re: JamieK

          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?

          1. re: cas_TX

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

            1. re: phoenikia

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