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May 18, 2010 12:28 PM

Need restaurant for group in Toronto

I have a group of around 30 people who work in advertising & design. The group travels a lot and will have been to lots of places. I need to organize a dinner for them on a Saturday night in June in Toronto. I'm looking for a restaurant that is cool - but that still knows how to manage a large group. With good food and atmosphere. Ideally the group would meet for drinks in a bar area followed by dinner. Don't want the dinner portion of the night to be too "formal". Any suggestions much appreciated!

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  1. If you can book off a section of czehoski I would recommend it. Good place to have drinks and great atmosphere on Saturday night. The reviews are mixed on the board here but I have had some great meals there. The prices are very reasonable.

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    1. re: pancake

      put me solidly in the 'nay' side of the czehoski experience and i certainly wouldn't want to trust them with my group. be careful of your event coinciding with the g-20 and in the red zone and also that it is a saturday night. advertising and design people might enjoy the drake, mildred's temple kitchen, nota bene, globe bistro

      1. re: ingloriouseater

        Agree on the Drake or Nota Bene. Czehoski is a single's bar with pub food imho. But maybe that's what the OP wants?

        678 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

        Nota Bene
        180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

    2. What about the Drake Hotel? Since you have a large group, call ahead and arrange for special menu (if possible). They have a nice bar, nice atmosphere, nice ambience. I take it turns into a lounge at night for the public. Worth a call : )

      The Drake Hotel
      1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

      Drake Hotel
      1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, CA