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East End private room for casual birthday

julesrules Mar 19, 2014 06:26 AM

I could have sworn there was a recent thread on this topic so if some just wants to link me to it (I did search!) that itself would be helpful...
A friend is looking to throw a very casual party, basically just looking for a space a group of 30-50 can use and spend decent money on drinks and snacks without paying extra fees etc. A hold fee in the form of a guaranteed minimum bill would be fine, for example.
By east end I mean old city of Toronto from DVP to Vic Park, south of Eglinton or so :) But central suggestions are also fine.

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    pourboi RE: julesrules Mar 19, 2014 06:56 AM

    What day of the week? does it have to be private or could it be just a section of a room?

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      julesrules RE: pourboi Mar 19, 2014 07:03 AM

      It is a Saturday night, and I don't think it has to be private...But in the thread I imagined I saw, there seemed to be a few places with private upstair rooms etc.

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      Snarf RE: julesrules Mar 19, 2014 06:59 AM

      Monk's Hearth on Yonge south of Eglinton has an upstairs section that is relatively separate. I had an event there recently and it was well serviced, with no reservation fee.

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        eller RE: Snarf Mar 20, 2014 06:38 AM

        I've been hearing rumblings that they've got issues with inventory and cash flow.

      2. barnes1852 RE: julesrules Mar 19, 2014 07:23 AM

        this is a bit further east, but the venue is beautiful right on the lake/bluffs and the staff are great. as for the food, it's up and down but the venue is hard to beat and they sometimes let you bring some of your own stuff in. it's a real gem.


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          julesrules RE: barnes1852 Mar 19, 2014 01:49 PM

          Always forget about this place but the park is a childhood family favourite, will have to take my kids sometime if it doesn't work for this event! Thanks :)

        2. midtowngirl RE: julesrules Mar 19, 2014 07:24 AM

          Prohibition at Queen & Broadview has an area that can be reserved for a party and they are flexible about billing options.

          Murphy's Law has various different spaces that can be reserved for a group.

          The upstairs room at Joy Bistro.

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            julesrules RE: midtowngirl Mar 19, 2014 01:48 PM

            Perfect, these are the ones I had vaguely in mind (minus the actual names etc).

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              julesrules RE: midtowngirl Apr 14, 2014 07:33 AM

              Thanks everyone, this is a good reference for future events as well. My friend ended up booking Murphy's Law.

            2. estufarian RE: julesrules Mar 19, 2014 02:14 PM

              Upstairs patio at Globe Bistro (Broadview & Danforth) holds 50.

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                BigBabyYeezuS RE: estufarian Mar 19, 2014 02:39 PM

                And they do a great job. Good space, good service, very little drop off between the restaurant food and the party food, which is often a problem with these things.

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                  foodyDudey RE: BigBabyYeezuS Mar 19, 2014 02:51 PM

                  Looks like two others beat me to to my suggestion! The patio may not be open if your event is happening soon, but the upstairs room holds around 50, as estufarian mentioned.

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                filtered RE: julesrules Mar 20, 2014 08:22 AM

                http://lepapillonpark.com/ ?

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                  foodyDudey RE: filtered Mar 20, 2014 08:24 AM

                  Yes? Hi!

                  You forgot this link!


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                    filtered RE: foodyDudey Mar 21, 2014 09:44 AM

                    oh, right. forgot about that.

                2. th3hungrycat RE: julesrules Mar 20, 2014 08:51 AM

                  Table 17 also has a private dining room. They are in Leslieville. www.table17.ca/‎

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                    julesrules RE: julesrules Mar 21, 2014 10:23 AM

                    Thanks everyone for your tips, much appreciated :)

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                      KitchenVoodoo RE: julesrules Mar 22, 2014 11:26 PM

                      I'd go for either Table 17 (private room) or Globe Bistro (private room) - we had our office party at the latter last year and the catering was superb. Oyster bar...yum

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