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10 restaurants for birthday dinner in Toronto that are good for large groups

Restaurants for a birthday dinner in Toronto have to be able to accommodate everyone who shows up to party, even if it’s a large group. These places have a fun vibe, lots of space and affordable drinks and eats. 

Here are some restaurants to go for birthday dinner in Toronto if you're a large group.


Rum punch and Jamaican eats keep everyone happy while giant pineapple drinks are an awesome birthday treat at this multi-level King West restaurant.

Kinka Izakaya Church

Izakaya is great group party choice because of the small sharing plates and the fact that being loud and drinking lots of beer is practically encouraged, so hit up this Church spot for a classic experience.

Otto’s Bierhalle

Beer and platters of German food—what more could you really ask for on your birthday? This bar at Queen and Dovercourt has long tables to spread out with pals and lots of options, including plenty of drinks beyond beer.

Big Trouble Bar

Cool booths are perfect for huddling up with your squad at this hideaway above a Sichuan Ren in Chinatown and ordering bottle after bottle of baijiu and Buddha beer on a big night.


Behold, Toronto’s modern-day Cheers. The popular bar on King West is an excellent spot to post up for drinks and small eats with a whole crew. Stay well into the night as there's often live music or a DJ on deck.

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

Celebrate your big day with all your favourite people and copious amounts of lobsters and crab. The spacious restaurant in Scarborough is meant for group dining as you can order massive platters of tasty fried seafood.

Gusto 501

The multi-level Corktown restaurant is happy to host groups up to 20 people on their ground floor Trattoria. Italian fare and epic cocktails make for the perfect way to get over the fact you're another year older.

Avling Brewery

If beer is your thing than celebrate your birthday at this sprawling brewery in Leslieville. Aside from the beer the produce there's tons of great eats that will please any palette. 


This King West spot is anything but your ordinary Chinese food restaurant. They're doing contemporary takes on Asian cuisine and once you and your group are done dining make your way upstairs for some karaoke. You'll sound great after a few cocktails.

The Good Son

Dining with groups at both their Don Mills or West Queen West location are a breeze. There's different family style menus of Italian fare to select from that will fit any price point.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Regulars. With files from Amy Carlberg and Jaclyn Skrobacky.

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