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Toronto - Private Room for 50 people?

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I'm hoping you can help me with this one. I just got engaged and am looking for a restaurant with a private room (or a small restaurant that could be booked) for about 50 people. I want it to be in Toronto, but don't really care about which neighbourhood. I'm also flexible with the type of food though I'm kind of leaning towards bistro cooking for the less adventurous guests.

Any help/past experiences you could provide would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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  1. Congrats!

    For private rooms -- maybe Le Select if you want a sit-down dinner, or Quince if you're thinking of a cocktail party.

    Is having the party on a Sunday an option? If so, that'll open up a lot of restaurant options.

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    1. re: torontofoodiegirl

      Thank you!

      Sunday is definitely an option. We are looking to do a sit down dinner. We have been to Quince before and loved it so I suppose we could try to arrange for them to open on a Sunday.

    2. Congratulations!
      Globe Bistro has a room on the second floor that will hold 50. You can find more info on this room here: http://www.globebistro.com/party/Priv...

      1. Bumping this thread.

        Does anyone have any other recommendations for non-Asian restaurants besides Le Select Globe Earth, and Globe Bistro that can seat 50 for dinner?

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        Le Select
        432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

        1. You can rent out the basement of Centro. Also, have had a lot of great private dinners at 561 Avenue Rd. -a tiny restaurant in the bottom of a an apt building on Ave Rd. just north of St Clair that is delicious and is small enough that with 50, you could rent out the whole thing.

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          Centro
          2472 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2F5, CA

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          1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie

            Although I haven't been to 561 Avenue Rd since the last ownership change, just a caution that MOST small restaurants CAN'T handle serving 50 people at the same time. They are used to serving that many over the course of an evening NOT serving them all together.
            It's not the cooking talent - it's the logistics.
            The usual challenge is an over-optimistic menu. I've had experience organizing dinners for that many people and you have to be RUTHLESS in ensuring that the menu is simple enough that it can be prepared AND SERVED in a timely fashion.

            Of the restaurants mentioned so far, Globe was successful, as was Centro (under a prior chef).

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            Centro
            2472 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2F5, CA

          2. Perhaps the Rosewater Supper Club? They have experience hosting special events - and the food has always been lovely when I've dined there.

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            1. re: MeMeMe

              One of my 'organized dinners' was there.
              When the first course was being cleared, the utensils were removed from the plates and put on the table. I 'politely' asked for new cutlery and was told that 'At the price you paid, you only get one set of cutlery'. At least that shows I was a good price negotiator - never occurred to me that I would have to specify this point. It's never happened anywhere else.