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The Best Restaurants for Private Dining in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 7, 2015

private dining torontoThe 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

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 »

Terroni on Adelaide

Terroni on Adelaide

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. More »

Barberian's

Barberian's

The iconic steakhouse on Elm St. is a bastion of old school charm and a temple to fat steaks and strong cocktails. Parties from 15 to 30 can be accommodated in the library room or one of two wine cellars attended to by dedicated waiters More »

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 »

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 canape receptions for guest lists of up to 40. More »

Carbon Bar

Carbon Bar

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. 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, 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. More »

Annette Food Market

Annette Food Market

The cozy back room at this Junction restaurant offers a harvest table that can be booked for parties of 8 to 16. Dine on woodfired pizza and charcuterie followed by rustic pasta and hearty entrees like roasted chicken supreme with fennel puree. More »

Lee

Lee

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. More »

Discussion

12 Comments

Karimah / September 7, 2015 at 06:19 pm
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Pai on 18 Duncan also has a beautiful private dining room with excellent service.
Corey Benvenuti / September 7, 2015 at 08:58 pm
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Nodo has a great room in the basement. Great food, great service, great space.
Dee / September 7, 2015 at 09:57 pm
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Been to many great private events at Le Select Bistro! Indoor and outdoor space. ambiance, food and service amazing!
Caitlyn / September 7, 2015 at 11:21 pm
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Don't forget La Societe! Can't beat the stained glass and iron frame that encloses the room with velvet curtains... I had an amazing engagement party back there and the food was truly spectacular!! Would highly recommend!!
meatballs / September 8, 2015 at 08:54 am
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I know I'll be shouted down because it's a chain and/or not hip enough, but Bier Markt has repeatedly impressed me for their corporate events and I would book them again in an instant.

The drinks are excellent, the buffet and snacks are superb.

Plus, y'know, that booze selection...
Rob / September 8, 2015 at 08:57 am
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Richmond Station! Needs to make the list
LisaM / September 8, 2015 at 09:33 am
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globe bistro on Danforth is also awesome
sw / September 8, 2015 at 10:30 am
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Buca Yorkville has a nice semi-private dining room. We used it on my birthday and it was really nice to be sort of away from the crowd, but still in the action.
Mef / September 24, 2015 at 09:01 pm
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The Edible Story!
pico / October 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm
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The Westerly on Roncesvalles has a great back room too.
nag / December 6, 2015 at 11:37 pm
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I'm looking to book a room at the Edgewater Manor Restaurant. Does anybody have prior experience at the restaurant? Thanks
eleonora / April 7, 2016 at 09:19 am
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Mangia & Bevi has 2 beautiful private rooms!
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