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The Best Restaurants for Private Dining in Toronto

The best restaurants for private dining in Toronto quietly await your group in wine cellars, on rooftops, hidden in basements and in back rooms. Often requiring a minimum spend and number of guests, and of course a reservation well in advance, these are the perfect places for your next party.

Here are my picks for the best restaurants for private dining in Toronto.


Gusto 101
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Gusto 101

An industrial private wine cellar seats up to 20 and a rooftop party area seats up to 30 at this King West Italian hotspot where you can share favourites like Nonna used to make.

Enoteca Sociale
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Enoteca Sociale

The cozy, low-lit wine cellar of this Dundas West restaurant is the perfect place for eight to 14 people to enjoy the restaurant’s legendary salumi and other Italian offerings, for $45 to $60 per person, in peace.


The Carbon Bar
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The Carbon Bar

The upper-level private dining area of this Southern-inspired high-end restaurant in Corktown offers a bird’s eye view of the space. Accommodating up to 28 seated or 50 standing, this jazzy VIP room also has a flat screen TV.

Rodney's Oyster House
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Rodney's Oyster House

This King West seafood spot has everyone beat when it comes to options for private dining. You can mix and match from over a half-dozen semi-private areas, including the outdoor Oyster Garden — and even book a personal oyster shucker.


Terroni (Adelaide)
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Terroni (Adelaide)

There are five rooms available to book for private or semi-private gatherings at the location of the Terroni empire near Adelaide and Church, including ones right by historic jail cells in the basement.


Barberian's Steakhouse
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Barberian's Steakhouse

The private dining room of this steakhouse hidden in the Yonge and Dundas area is like stepping into a chapter from a Harry Potter book. It’s actually the restaurant’s wine cellar, with over 1000 bottles stacked to the high ceilings hung with chandeliers.

Ruby Watchco
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Ruby Watchco

The private upstairs dining room at local celeb chef Lynn Crawford’s establishment in Riverside can seat 12 to 24 around two harvest tables, or up to 40 standing.


Grey Gardens
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Grey Gardens

There’s a larger group table that seats up to 14 downstairs at this cheeky and pretty spot in Kensington by Jen Agg, but you’ll have to spend a minimum of $1500 for it.

Paris Paris
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Paris Paris

The back room with an open kitchen in this Dundas and Ossington wine bar is a splendid bonus in the already beautiful space, with local woodwork by Graham Waliczek.

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