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The Best Restaurants for Private Dining in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 21, 2013

Private Dining TorontoThe best restaurants for private dining in Toronto are able to accomodate all types of special occasions with attentive service, customizable menus and, best of all, the ability to leave the party planning prep work and ensuing mess to professionals.

The list below offers fun backdrops for birthday parties, stags and showers or intimate settings for formal dinners and even weddings. Many of these restaurants can even turn business into play with AV equipped rooms ready for corporate meetings.

See also:

The Best Event Venues in Toronto

Enoteca Sociale

Enoteca Sociale

This Dundas West Italian restaurant offers up a secluded space in its basement wine cellar for parties of eight to 12. Here, groups can peer through a window to the cheese cave and are served family style feasts consisting of five traditional courses starting with salumi and cheese and progressing through antipasti, pasta, secondi (mains) and dessert. More »

Gusto 101

Gusto 101

Gusto 101 serves Nonna’s sharing menus for parties of up to 20 guests in the barrel-lined wine cellar (or a sanctioned off spot on the rooftop). The space can be booked for lunch, brunch or dinner and pre-set family style menus are available or can be customized in advance. Take note, they do ask for a deposit and there's a minimum spend depending on the headcount. More »

Ruby Watchco

Ruby Watchco

Ruby Watchco is known for family style service featuring daily menus inspired by local and farm fresh ingredients. Upstairs, the private dining room seats up to 24 guests around two harvest tables for dinner or can host cocktail and canapés receptions for guest lists of up to 40. More »

Harbour Sixty Steakhouse

Harbour Sixty Steakhouse

Harbour Sixty Steakhouse offers five private or semi-private spaces that are each stately backdrops for private affairs. While the various areas can be booked for parties of 10 to a maximum of 50, the most special of the rooms is perhaps the top floor Commissioner's Room, a handsome historic boardroom paneled in walnut and boasting its own fireplace. More »

Terroni (Adelaide)

Terroni (Adelaide)

Known for traditional Italian family style menus, Terroni on Adelaide boasts a special charm thanks to its historical function as a jailhouse. These days inmate cells have been reformed into wine cellars and the solitary confinement converted to a pasta freezer. Among the nooks and crannies available for private dining there’s, the Ufficio (office) for parties up to 14, the Cantina (wine cellar) for up to 50, and, in the winter months there’s the Tinello Alcove that turns the patio walkway into intimate seating for ten. More »

Patria

Patria

Overlooking Patria’s main dining room and bar, this lofty semi-private area lets parties of up to 20 participate in the King West restaurant's boisterous atmosphere while still offering an exclusive dining experience. A favourite spot for corporate events, birthdays, stags and showers, large groups can reserve the space with a prix fixe menu featuring Spanish tapas to share around the table. More »

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney’s will divide up almost any space in their King West oyster house for group functions but for a private setting, book The Cuddy Room that seats 10 to 24 around a long wood table. The crew will even set up an in-room oyster shucking station and offers family style or a la carte menu options. More »

Table 17

Table 17

Riverside's Table 17 offers a private second floor dining room that can accommodate 10 to 24 guests for dinner or up to 40 for cocktail parties. The space has its own private powder rooms, dedicated bar and the option to add food stations. Oyster bar anyone? The attentive servers will even arrange taxi services should things get out of hand. More »

Discussion

22 Comments

mappy / June 21, 2013 at 01:02 pm
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Gonna have to say that Table 17 is actually in Riverside. Not Leslieville.

Paul / June 21, 2013 at 01:05 pm
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You should check out Earth in Bloor West Village. An amazing new place.
Derek replying to a comment from mappy / June 21, 2013 at 01:49 pm
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Yes, indeed. This has been updated.
Girls Drinking / June 21, 2013 at 02:25 pm
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The best ever was the winnebago behind Oddfellows.

/pours one out
Dee / June 21, 2013 at 03:03 pm
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Le Select Bistro has great private indoor and outdoor dining spaces. food is good too!
sw / June 21, 2013 at 03:14 pm
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The cellar at Barberian's is up there among the best.
Kate / June 21, 2013 at 04:11 pm
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Man you're missing a ton of wicked spots! Beer Academy on Victoria is stunnnnning, and the Hard Rock has an upstairs private event space as well that's just been renovated.
charalique / June 21, 2013 at 08:42 pm
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what about lee? private room in the back through the kitchen - fell in love with the flocked upholstered chairs. and susur's singapore slaw??? reason in and of itself to go there!
Vince replying to a comment from sw / June 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm
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Yes, second your recommendation. Barberians steakhouse needs to get on this list pronto.
Drunk Dude replying to a comment from Girls Drinking / June 22, 2013 at 12:48 am
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I really miss that place :.^(
Amiright / June 22, 2013 at 07:55 am
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Most McDonalds locations can accommodate a large group as well. Friendly staff and excellent food always makes for a great time there!
ah replying to a comment from sw / June 22, 2013 at 01:40 pm
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I concur. The lack of Barberian's on here is crazy. That cellar is amazing!
Bill / June 25, 2013 at 10:43 am
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BlogTO..
Not one review on the new Marben at all...if you did you would know they have one of the sexiest private rooms in there new speakeasy tavern downstairs
tigerlily / June 27, 2013 at 10:49 am
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Best place for private dining? FYI, they charge double per person($100) in their private dining room upstairs for the exact same meal they are serving everyone else downstairs. Justification: They require more staff. Last I dined there, the same staff serving the main dining room also served the private dining room. Desserts generally suck but the meal is good, hearty, plentiful.
tigerlily replying to a comment from tigerlily / June 27, 2013 at 10:49 am
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Referring to Ruby WatchCo
Rover v8 parts / July 4, 2013 at 04:53 am
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Such a different look of a private dining area you have here. It's one of a kind.
Greg Heller / October 13, 2013 at 10:12 am
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I can't believe that we were missed for this article. We have been in business for 7 years and our only business is private dining. And to make it better our events can be interactive! For groups of 10 to 28 we can't be beat. Interactive Team building; Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays and Anniversaries, Girls night out, etc.
kevin / December 6, 2013 at 08:36 am
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Merci Mon Ami in liberty village does not only offer a private room but the entire bistro. Small and comfy decor with large wood tables for communal seating and dining. We have been around open since January 2008 and offer custom menus to enhance your private dining experience. Inquire anytime or come in and see us; 171 East Liberty Street, Unit 107, M6K3P6
Lisa / February 9, 2014 at 07:29 pm
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You missed Kanji Sushi and Sake in Parkdale. Great space, lots of room to host parties, great food.
Gourmet Chaplain / February 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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Vertical has a terrific small private room we used for an engagement dinner party with both families.
Tanya / February 9, 2014 at 10:52 pm
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What about Bodega on Baldwin?! I went there this summer for an engagement party and it was wonderful! The staff was excellent and it had a beautiful patio where we had cocktails before our amazing 3 course dinner. I've been back several times since then just for a nice night out, and it never disappoints.
Liz Lees / September 8, 2014 at 11:08 am
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What is te name of your restaurant?

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