HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Need restaurant for group in Toronto

s
smartcar8 May 18, 2010 12:28 PM

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!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. pancake RE: smartcar8 May 18, 2010 01:38 PM

    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.

    2 Replies
    1. re: pancake
      ingloriouseater RE: pancake May 18, 2010 01:44 PM

      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
        Dimbulb RE: ingloriouseater May 19, 2010 06:46 AM

        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?

        -----
        Czehoski
        678 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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

    2. h
      happylnuts RE: smartcar8 May 27, 2010 09:45 AM

      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

      Show Hidden Posts