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restaurants near ferry docks

allisonjayne Jun 3, 2008 08:28 AM

my organization is having a staff meeting on the island next week, but apparently none of the island restaurants are open on thursday night except the 'carousel cafe' (echh). so does anyone have any recommendations for a decent place that is near (walking distance) the ferry docks? bonus points if it has private rooms, or a dance floor (or any recommendations of somewhere near the ferry docks where we could get a few drinks and dance? something that would be suitable for a group of 20-40 year olds....)

thanks in advance!

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  1. Edith S RE: allisonjayne Jun 3, 2008 08:55 AM

    Decent dim sum/Cantonese at Pearl Harbourfront. More upscale then you'd expect.


    Captain John's — the old 30s yacht — would be a blast for a party. There's a really cool lounge that's like something out of a Humphrey Bogart movie. But drinks, only. The food is diabolical. Someone posted here they saw the lobsters trying to make a run for the lake!

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      KevinB RE: Edith S Jun 7, 2008 05:27 AM

      A friend had her wedding reception at the Pearl. Excellent food - you might inquire beforehand for a banquet menu, which can offer some things that aren't on the regular menu. They do have private rooms, but not knowing how large your group is, I can't say for certain whether they can accomodate you.

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      allisonjayne RE: allisonjayne Jun 6, 2008 10:15 AM

      thanks edith! does anyone have any other suggestions?

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        Teep RE: allisonjayne Jun 6, 2008 12:13 PM

        There's (was?) a sportsbar/resto in the condo complex at 1 Yonge, across the street from the hotel.

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          piccola RE: Teep Jun 6, 2008 08:47 PM

          DO NOT eat at the "Star bar." It's passable at best.

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        allisonjayne RE: allisonjayne Jun 7, 2008 09:01 AM

        sorry, should have added, for 30 people only - doesn't have to be super close to the docks, just a reasonable distance

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          air621 RE: allisonjayne Jun 7, 2008 04:48 PM

          It is a sports bar, but the Harbour Grill had pretty tasty food the last time I was there

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            allisonjayne RE: air621 Jun 9, 2008 07:21 AM

            haha..yeah, it's a group of 30 feminists, most of whom aren't really into sports and would probably be really out of place at a sports bar! thanks anyway.

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