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Sheilastreet Jan 5, 2010 07:11 AM

I am organizing a professional forum/panel discussion and need recommendations on a downtown location (near MTCC). Should be somewhat fancy/trendy but not extraordinarily expensive. Any ideas on a place with great food and a private area for an evening seminar like this? Thanks!

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    Sheilastreet Jan 5, 2010 07:27 AM

    About 50 people for an hors d'oevres buffet. The budget is about 20$/person including a drink (hopefully!) Yes A/V would be useful, depending on how big the venue is and what the acoustics are like. Thanks for your help, I will check out Biff's.

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      ciaociao1 Jan 8, 2010 10:40 AM

      Not sure if this will work for your budget but I just did a tour of the new Hyatt Regency on King St (used to be the Holiday Inn) near Peter St. and just 2 blocks from MTCC.
      GORGEOUS and I mean GORGEOUS hip swanky restaurant space with 3 private rooms. I would die to host something there. If you needed AV etc they have it all in house and one room had a big flat screen tv if you wanted to do a presentation, video, logo or just have the "game" on in the background.
      I had lunch there and the food is excellent.

      1. re: ciaociao1
        jlunar Jan 8, 2010 12:09 PM

        The space does look really nice. Food is acceptable. Went... not quite a year ago, but here are my photos/comments and there's a menu there too.

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlunar/sets/72157615554681035/

        but you'll want to call and check and ask for a tasting, or go in when they don't know who you are and taste their food. I wouldn't go back just for the food, but the food isn't bad and it fits your needs neatly! Good rec from ciao. I would have said to take a look at Red's Bistro, but that's not as close.

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    2. sloweater Jan 5, 2010 07:23 AM

      Depends on numbers, but Biff's Bistro at Front and Yonge has two provate rooms. The food is above average and prices re fairly reasonable too.

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      Biff's Bistro
      4 Front St. E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, CA

      1. TorontoJo Jan 5, 2010 07:20 AM

        How many people? What's the budget? Passed hors d'oeuvres only, full service dinner or buffet dinner? Are you looking for a place that can support A/V equipment?

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