The Best Restaurants for Private Dining in Toronto
The best restaurants for private dining in Toronto offer the perfect backdrop for birthday parties, stags, wedding showers and corporate events. The restaurants on this list offer private spaces, customizable menus and, best of all, the ability to leave the party planning, prep, and ensuing mess to professionals.
Here are the best restaurants for private dining in Toronto.
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.
This outpost from the Terroni family serves up traditional Italian family style menus in a coverted jailhouse. The inmate cells have been reformed into wine cellars while the nooks and crannies available for private dining include the Ufficio (office) for parties up to 14, the Cantina (wine cellar) for up to 50, and, the Tinello Alcove, which offers intimate seating for ten.
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.
The curtained off Green Room at this upmarket BBQ joint on Queen East can accommodate up to 28 guests for dinner and up to 50 for a standing reception. Enjoy family style menus featuring snacks, appetizers, mains, and desserts. You can also opt for a three course prix fixe dinner or enjoy passed canapes and cocktails. The room is free to book but a minimum spend is required.
Rodney’s will divide up almost any space in their King West oyster house for group functions but for a private setting, I recommend that you book The Cuddy Room, which 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.
Celebrate your next special occasion in the elegant private dining room overlooking the private garden at Susur Lee's eponymous restaurant. Be it an intimate dinner for 10 or a cocktail party for 30, expect attentive staff to serve up the chef's famous slaw and caramelized cod, while handling every detail and request.
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