Restaurant Suggestions for a Bachelorette Party in the Downtown Toronto Area?
Looking to pick a restaurant for a friends bachelorette. Will be 8 or 9 women all in their early 30's who love to cook and appreciate great food. Hoping to find a place that has a lively scene, in addition to great culinary delights. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
We held my friend's bachelorette (almost the exact same specs as yours in terms of group size/demographics) last winter at Marben and had a great time - good atmosphere, a good sized group for a long table, great food and a good cocktail list and you're well placed if you want to move on somewhere else.
ugh. i went to marben last week for brunch. i was completely unimpressed with their service. so unimpressed that we left.
we arrived around 1:30pm on Saturday afternoon. not busy at all. they went to seat us close to the door- windy and cold. we politely asked to be moved further in...not sure who we were speaking with (blonde guy, glasses)-sort of sneered and moved further in...and with a sarcastic "is this far back enough for you?" he threw down the menus and walked away...
ok. well- we could've done without the attitude- but we heard the food was great- so we persisted on.
i had called two days before and specifically asked if we could get items off the lunch menu even though it was brunch. one of my friends is veg. whoever i spoke with said "of course! and if there's nothing she likes there- we always are really accommodating for vegetarians". sounded perfect.
so we look over the brunch menu- nothing great. but their regular lunch menu- with the gnocchi is exactly what she wanted- or even just the mac and cheese. but nope. we were informed - sort of rudely- that no, we can't. brunch only. that was it- end of story.
we left. i really wanted to try this place. really wanted to like it- because of all the great reviews on here. but such poor service? totally ruins one's appetite.