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fjm222 Mar 26, 2012 11:49 AM

I am looking to hosts a family event for 15 people. We are celebrating a special occasion and would like to bring everyone together for a great night. I am having trouble deciding on a venue and was hoping to get some ideas from the board.

I understand that my top two choices so far are at different ends of the spectrum and hope that someone has experience at either or could recommend an alternative.

Canoe- cant beat the view but am not thrilled about the stuffier atmosphere. Although the food is good I am not sure that it is the best choice for family members that aren't accustom to fine dining. They may not feel as comfortable as others in that setting

Enoteca- the cheese room is a fun inviting atmosphere with great family style food. I think that everyone will enjoy themselves but it doesn't offer the same impact as a place like canoe.

If only I could have Enoteca's staff serve their food at Canoe! Any suggestions on places that will bridge this gap? I need space for 15.


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    Jean Georges Apr 4, 2012 10:49 AM

    I recently hosted a private dinner party for 16 at Eight Wine Bar at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Food and service were both very good. Very nice atmosphere, especially at the bar.

    1. estufarian Mar 26, 2012 01:27 PM

      The Cathedral Room at La Maquette (opposite St James Cathedral) may fit the bill. Holds up to about 20 but perfect for 12-15.
      Food is serviceable (better if you can work closely with chef) and it's a lovely location.

      1. jlunar Mar 26, 2012 12:08 PM

        Enoteca would be off your list, I think. It's only 8-12 as far as I recall!
        Gusto 101 has a room, but I can't vouch for the food; I've yet to eat there for dinner.
        You may also want to check out Globe Bistro on the Danforth. They have a room on the 2nd floor. Might be your best middle-ground?

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        1. re: jlunar
          millygirl Mar 26, 2012 12:57 PM

          Mistura might be a good option although not sure if the room can hold 15. I would give them a call. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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