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Private dining in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / March 10, 2012

Private Dining TorontoPrivate dining spaces in Toronto arguably allow for the best eating-out experience. There's no risk of landing a table alongside a crying baby or an insufferable couple that insists on sitting on the same side of the table, and you can be sure you'll receive the most attentive service. Many restaurants in Toronto require you to spend a minimum amount on food or drinks before tax to book a private room, though a few give you the option of simply selecting from a prix-fixe menu, making the private dining experience not a terribly expensive endeavour. And if you elude the crying baby, it's certainly all worth it. Here are a few Toronto restaurants with private dining spaces.

Crush Wine Bar
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of People: 38, 18
Specs: Exposed brick, street-level windows
Cost: $2000, $1000

Delux
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 26
Specs: Exposed brick, fireplace, walnut table
Cost: Depends

The Westerly
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 40
Specs: Sound system, fireplace, reclaimed wood benches
Cost: N/A

George
Number of Rooms: 3
Number of People: 12, 32, 26 (Or a combined grand space)
Specs: Courtyard, prix-fixe menu
Cost: Minimum expenditure, depends on day and time

Enoteca Sociale
20120308_Enoteca.jpgNumber of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 12
Specs: In the wine cellar, overlooking the cheese cave
Cost: N/A, though chef Grant Van Gameren can offer a $50 per person tasting menu

Buca
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 38
Specs: Wine storage wall, banquet tables
Cost: $7500 minimum spend for the entire evening

Adega
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of People: 20, 70
Specs: Rustic vibe with all the prestige of Elm Street
Cost: $500, $1000

Avli
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 50
Specs: Private bathroom, bar, separate entrance
Cost: N/A

Bardi's Steakhouse
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of People: 12, 36
Specs: Grey room: wire art by local artist, Paris art. Red room: vintage chandelier
Cost: $800, $1500

Modus
2012-03-08_Modus.jpgNumber of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 70
Specs: Giant chandeliers, bar, elevated chef's table
Cost: Minimum spend depends on season and size of party

Centro
Number of Rooms: 4
Number of People: 70, 40, 26, 14
Specs: Audiovisual capabilities, 40-capacity room has private washroom
Cost: N/A

Colborne Lane
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of People: 14, 6
Specs: Park Lane Room: glass chandelier, wine storage wall. Chef's Table: off the kitchen, tasting menu
Cost: $2000, $179/guest

Earls
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 45 seated
Specs: Private washrooms, individual audio and lighting
Cost: $2000-$5500

Fuzion
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of People: 40, 25
Specs: Remodeled Victorian, prix-fixe menu available
Cost: Call

2012-03-08_Grace.jpgGrace
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 30 seated, 60 cocktail
Specs: Chef menu, bar, flat screen
Cost: $1200-$1500 minimum spend

Grano
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of People: 60, 40
Specs: Flat screen, Italian decor, WiFi
Cost: Call

Harbour Sixty
Number of Rooms: 5
Number of People: Range from 9 to 5
Specs: Chandeliers, crown molding
Cost: $500 deposit

Malena
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of People: 45
Specs: Second floor, custom tables, prix-fixe menu
Cost: Call

Noce
Number of Rooms: 3
Number of People: 40,55,20
Specs: Wine cellar, window to Queen Street
Cost: Call

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Discussion

13 Comments

Joe Scratch / March 10, 2012 at 01:02 pm
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You guys forgot Barberians.
lauren / March 10, 2012 at 01:17 pm
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and table17 on queen east. seats 40.
Simple Bistro / March 10, 2012 at 01:58 pm
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Simple Bistro has a private room that seats up to 30.
me / March 10, 2012 at 02:13 pm
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At Harbour 60, make sure to book the Louis XIII private room, which is quite sumptuous.
ewa / March 10, 2012 at 02:18 pm
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Don't forget Le Select. Has several rooms and a courtyard.
Japhet / March 10, 2012 at 03:03 pm
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Aww... poor baby doesn't want to dine amidst other people. Unless you're a really large group, private dining is about as interesting and necessary as private karaoke.
Max / March 10, 2012 at 05:14 pm
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Gusto, new resto at 100 Portland has this really wonderful room in their basement. Looks like a private table at a mobsters house. Seats 12, I think. I saw it during a tour when they first opened and it looks like it would be a great private room.
Carol / April 25, 2012 at 10:03 am
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Ruby Watchco has a really great private upstairs space for dinners and/or receptions. We've used it twice for special occasions with friends and family, and have recommended it to others. I think it seats up to 25 people, standing I estimate between 35-40. I don't think they advertise it on their website, but its there!
Don / November 23, 2012 at 10:03 am
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THe Office Pub 117 John Street has 2 private rooms for gathering. Each room can hold up to 100
People each. There 2nd floor had a beautiful back patio
Great venue to hold karaoke
Zack / February 11, 2013 at 06:39 pm
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The past 3 years we have a had our staff party's at Marben, I love the room they have downstairs its perfect for any type of event
suellen replying to a comment from ewa / April 3, 2013 at 05:29 pm
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Boycott Le Select.
They tried to start a boycott of the exhibition of Dead Sea Scrolls at the Royal Ontario Museum some years ago - based on their misguided ignorance that the scrolls shouldn't belong to Israel. Basically an ignorant move on their part that has nothing to with being a Toronto restaurant and more to do with being ignorant and anti-Israel.
I've not been to Le Select since, and have had the pleasure of moving many meetings (and business) away from there.
Chris / April 6, 2013 at 08:58 pm
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Globe Bistro on Danforth has a great private room for up to 50... and its sister resto Earth on Yonge has a wonderful private room for up to about 15
Jen / December 3, 2013 at 07:50 pm
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Looking for a nice, not to pricey private dining restaurant for an intimate reception for 40 people or less that also has meals for young kids.

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