Budget Wedding Rehearsal Dinner near UofT
I'm looking for suggestions for a wedding rehearsal dinner near Trinity College at U of T. There will be about 40 people, and we're looking to spend around 20-25 per person. We're foodies and would love a nice sit down dinner at a fancy place, but the budget won't allow it. We've considered pubs - Bedford Academy, Duke of York but are a little concerned with the bar tab getting out of hand. Can anyone suggest a reasonable place in the Annex/Harbord area?
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II know Trinity College is at the north end of U of T, but not too far away from the south-west part of the campus is Sidecar in the Bathurst/College area. They do a nice prix-fixe of $25/pp from Sunday to Thursday.
It is fairly small though... so you may take up more than 1/2 or the restaurant (if not more).
Master's Buffeteria is located at 310 Bloor West, near U of T, and can handle dinners for 40 people. If you give them a call, you might be able to negotiate a set menu for $20-$25 per person. Master's Buffeteria caters quite a few baptisms and weddings, as well as other group dinners. While it isn't a foodie destination, I've heard good things from friends about the decent quality of their standard Greek Canadian dishes at various functions over the last couple years. http://www.mastersbuffeteriacatering....
While I think it's worth calling Master's Buffeteria to find out if they can do a dinner for $20-$25 per person, I would think it's fairly unlikely you'll find many decent places in/near the Annex willing to do a group dinner for 40 people for less than $30-$35 pp these days. You'll have more decent options if you increase your price a little
Some of the better Chinese restaurants in Chinatown offer group dinners for $20-$25 per person. Rol San has a banquet room in the back. Maybe some other Chowhounds can suggest other decent Chinatown restaurants that can groups that size.
A bit further away...Cafe Taste on Queen West in Parkdale does "wedding receptions" for under $25 pp. I imagine that only includes wine and cheese and nibblies.
I second the Queen and Beaver pub suggestion. Most chinese restaurants will also do something in your budget, even upscale Lai Toh Heen and Pearl Harbourfront.