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33rd birthday dinner for mixed-income crowd

figgycrave Sep 26, 2011 10:36 AM

I'm trying to plan a 33rd birthday dinner for a mixed-income crowd (gainfully employed on the one hand - impoverished graduate student on the other) somewhere in downtown or mid-town Toronto. I'm looking for a place that will accommodate 10 people, with top-notch food, licensed, that won't break the bank. Someplace kinda trendy (folks aged 25-35) is a big bonus.


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    figgycrave RE: figgycrave Sep 26, 2011 10:38 AM

    two more things:

    1. the gathering is planned for a saturday night
    2. we have plans after dinner, so a lounge is not necessary ... charm and high quality food are priorities ...

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      justpete RE: figgycrave Sep 26, 2011 10:43 AM

      See if County General can reserve the space for you - perfect for what you're describing!


      Just opened today.

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        figgycrave RE: justpete Sep 26, 2011 01:54 PM

        That WOULD be perfect, but they don't take reservations and only 15 can be seated on the floor ... :( Glad I know about it now though ...

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      JennaBean RE: figgycrave Sep 26, 2011 02:01 PM

      Carpano or Torito may fit the bill. Both can be very budget friendly and offer tasty food and casual environments.

      276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

      1. TorontoJo RE: figgycrave Sep 26, 2011 02:02 PM

        Sidecar is great for this kind of celebration. Well priced, well executed food. Great cocktails, too.

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          erly RE: TorontoJo Sep 27, 2011 06:02 AM

          second Sidecar
          Friendly Staff,and very good food at this price point

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          figgycrave RE: figgycrave Oct 2, 2011 07:18 AM

          so we squeezed ourselves into the county general and the food was delicious and reasonably priced! some folks complained about the portion sizes, but i thought the amount of food was appropriate. thanks for the suggestions everyone!

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