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Mar 24, 2013 08:06 AM

Resto/bar with a private room/area for 20,at least some seats and good food

This would be for a casual reception, with hot and cold appetizers and/or party platters, rather than a dinner.

I realize the Drake has a room that can fit around 25-30 on the 2nd floor, but there was almost no seating last time I was there for an event.I've also been to a couple events above Lolita's Lust, but I'm hoping to find a space that is more spacious and a little more upscale.
I'm considering the space above Grace,which I understand has a $1200-$1500 minimum.

I read in an older thread that the back part of the Auld Spot on the Danforth can also be set aside for a group.

Has anyone attended a party or an event at the Gladstone's Art Bar space? How is the catered party food at the Gladstone? I noticed it has space for 20 seated, or 28 in a reception.

Has anyone been to the private room at Delux?

What other bars/pubs would you recommend, that would have room for a group of 20+ on a weekend? I realize the Duke pubs could handle this, but I'm looking for better tasting food.
Ok with any part of the city, but would lean towards Danforth, College, W Queen W. Open to suggestions of restaurants that do buy-outs for $2000 or less.
Thanks for any ideas.

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  1. Globe Bistro (Danforth) has an open-air rooftop patio - but you're at the mercy of the weather! They have an inside room but probably too large.

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    1. re: estufarian

      Thanks, estufarian. I'll take a look at Globe.

    2. Quince has a basement room.
      BeerBistro used to have a back room.
      Tabule will give you one side (half) of the resto.

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      1. re: LemonLauren

        I didn't realize Quince had a private room. Continental will probably work better with this particular group, so I'll look into Quince, Globe, Crush Wine Bar, Delux and Grace Upstairs. Looks like Beerbistro still has that room available.

        I like that Grace Upstairs, has a window, and is above ground. I like the food at Delux and Quince, so I'll look into what they might offer for cocktail parties.