Patio for group of 20, preferrably near the water
- Baelsette Jul 15, 2008 08:56 AM
Whenever help is required I can always rely on chowhound! I'm planning my company summer outing and am in need of a great patio location.
A spot somewhere on the water would be great but I'm not sure if that will happen. Any suggestions? I am looking for a casual environment.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Waterside Bistro's food is tragic and the service is slooooow. The room is far too shop worn for any company outing unless, perhaps, you're a member of the Banditos. Too bad. They have such a nice location. Now with the construction right next door it's less than idyllic.
If you're willing to travel beyond downtown Toronto's borders, Baelsette, you might try Bluffers at the bottom of the Scarborough Bluffs. No place on Lake Ontario is all that great, and this is no different. It's kinda the best of a bad lot. Restaurant on one level and a pub on the other. Patio attached to the restaurant has a lovely view of the lake and marina. Some will say the pub, Dog Fish, is the way to go. I still prefer Bluffers. Casual? It's Scarborough!
Thank you both for your replies. Googs, I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair!
I'm not sure that we're able to commute out east, I think we might need to forget the water idea and find a central spot in the city.
Any other recommendations for a group this size would be welcome!
I've had a great company event on the Toronto Islands. It was catered with a large BBQ. Decent food, casual, fun atmosphere. The most fun was actually watching one of my coworkers miss the boarding ramp on the boat we had rented because he couldn't walk straight...
Thanks everyone for your recommendations!
I never knew Il Fornello had a location there, it looks perfect!
Thank you all!