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Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

THR and Co. holds about 60 people (plus 40-50 on the patio) and has a reasonable minimum spend.

about 19 hours ago
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tich? Anyone been?

I've been twice to Tich. There's nothing "modern" about the food, just the decor and drink list. You can get a decent single malt scotch, and Lobo, the bartender/server is friendly and helpful. However, the food is just okay. There are hits and misses. Bengal fish curry was disappointing, no matter where they claim their chef hails from. My family is from Calcutta. This ain't Bengal fish curry. Everything is a little dumbed down. Definitely remind yourself to ask for spicy or you'll get mild. There isn't really much difference between Tich and other Indian restaurants in Toronto, which is to say it's nothing special. If you want to know where I send people to eat when they visit, I usually suggest Maroli or Banjara though I haven't been to Banjara myself in many years. I recently ate at Udupi twice, but it doesn't impress my Indian family. Our new favourite is Tiffin Box just north of 918 Bathurst. Run by an older couple who know what they're doing -- and do it better than most.

about 19 hours ago
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rose City Kitchen: Looks Yummy!!

They are slipping in quality. The "steak kebab" is just gritty, tasteless ground beef chunks. They were "out" of falafel tonight.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

I recall that Dynasty Chinese in Yorkville also has a separate small room. We were once seated in there as overflow for weekend dim sum.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Queen and Beaver has a perfect front parlour that could accommodate the small group, too. Also on Elm Street.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Gallery Grill: The minimum food & beverage spends are $2800 Monday thru Thursday; $3300 Friday & Saturday; and $3800 Sundays

- Hart House Heritage room rental fees are as follows: $200 for Lounge (room with bar & fireplace; suitable venue for stand-up receptions with max 60 guests) ; $500 for Lounge plus Dining Room (whole venue; suitable for stand-up receptions with max 150 guests or seated meals with 72 or fewer guests.); $600 for whole venue wedding events

- Three-course menus start at $40 per person. Custom menus can be developed for your event (event organizer meets with chef and restaurant manager, after which we develop and email a menu proposal for your approval)

- Gallery Grill overlooks Hart House's Great Hall and Quadrangle, both large venues with their own independent programming.

Gallery Grill is now closed until September.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Rasa: We offer both private and semi private options for dinner. For a full buyout,
there is a minimum spend of $6,500 (plus tax and 18% gratuity) on a
Friday and a partial buyout is a minimum spend of $4,500 (plus tax and
18% gratuity).

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

A little too casual/pubby. I've only been once (with a sports team).

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Do they have a private room? Or just a quiet restaurant?

Afternoon Tea in Toronto

Discovered Montgomery's Inn today (year-round farmers market). They serve afternoon tea: Tea Time at the Inn
Tea is served every Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
June Menu: Sweet Plate: Rhubarb Tea Cake, Almond-Spice Cookie, Espresso Cookie, Teapot Cookie
Savoury Plate: Cheddar Cheese Shortbread Bites, Parmesan Thumbprint with Apple Rosemary Jelly, Herb Oatcake, Teapot Cookie Pot of tea or glass of cider $10.00 + hst per person.

One local's guide to Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area (long!)

I'm also interested in trying the new Acqua Restaurant & Bar in Port Dalhousie. Anyone been yet?

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Can you think of any good eatery within a few minutes walk of Robarts Library that has a private dining room or semi-private area where older adults can hear each other clearly converse while enjoying dinner on a Friday night? I can only think of Splendido (too expensive) and Duke of York Pub (food isn't good). Any cuisine (Indian, Chinese, BBQ, hotel dining) would be considered but must not be self-serve.

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Has anyone eaten at Flock? Any opinions?

Fairmont Royal York Hotel banquet food opinions needed

I've also recently heard two anecdotal "meh" reactions from people who have attended weddings and fundraisers at the RYH in the past 5 years. I guess having the largest catering kitchen means mediocrity?

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I think it has new owners (I thought it was a new business; opened late 2014). The chicken wings were my favourite. Brisket and ribs both decent. Mac 'n' cheese, cole slaw, pickle spears and beans acceptable (beans a bit sweet).

Saturday night buy out of restaurant in Toronto?

Money is power. :)

Fairmont Royal York Hotel banquet food opinions needed

Fair enough, I must have been thinking of the plated menu.

La Cubana: The owner of Delux is bringing Cuban Snacks to Roncy

We had a stellar meal at La Cubana on Roncesvalles on a recent weeknight. Easy to get a table, and although service was very spotty, the food (pork shoulder with some kind of five-spice) was spot-on.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel banquet food opinions needed

I did notice the same thing about the cheese board selection description on the banquet menu. BORING! I've been to the President's Club dinner for the California winery event many years ago, and the food was top-notch but the number of people was very limited. I imagine when they cater for over 100 people, things get rougher. I'd like to think I would choose less-boring options than carved roast prime rib, but I suppose budget is always a limiting factor.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel banquet food opinions needed

They have a huge range of banquet and wedding menus to choose from. I imagine menu selections are always influenced by budget of corporate event planners and their perception of conservative tastes of their audience.

One local's guide to Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area (long!)

Lemon Tree was better than expected. They serve authentic Greek-neighbour (Armenian? Macedonian?) dishes like pork souvlaki pitas (with french fries inside, the authentic way) and lamb and baklava. The place has terribly loud acoustics - the wide-open space, if crowded, gets deafening. A nice young couple (Bella and her first-time-chef husband) run the place quite well.

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Pig Out BBQ on Spadina at Harbord Street is much better than expected. They do a decent job of most items, with proper slow-smoked taste, texture, appearance. Two to three adults can easily dine on the smaller pig out platter. We will be back! Their original location is in Pickering. Might try to visit that location this summer.

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I ate lunch at Hog Tails BBQ in Waterloo very recently. It was highly disappointing. No smoke taste or smell, no pink (white all the way through the ribs), no tell tale ring. Both collards and corn bread were too sugary sweet. I don't see how Hogtails could be better - new owners don't seem to "get it".

Saturday night buy out of restaurant in Toronto?

Perhaps the bride was a member of the Verity Club?

Saturday night buy out of restaurant in Toronto?

George doesn't do buyouts on Saturday nights.

Saturday night buy out of restaurant in Toronto?

There are two new event spaces in Toronto: Aperture Room (O & B) and Artscape Sandbox on Adelaide. Also, The One Eighty at the 51st floor at Manulife is a good option for smaller groups though I haven't tried their food.

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Memphis won't come to Toronto unfortunately. Lancaster Smoke from Kitchener would.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel banquet food opinions needed

Dear Hounds,
If you have attended a banquet event at the Royal York Hotel in the past year and can comment reliably on the food quality, please do so. Please don't comment on the restaurants in the hotel, just on the social/corporate events catering including South Asian or other types of banquet foods. Thank you kindly. They do offer Ocean Wise options, Caplansky deli station, and a plethora of other non-boring and boring options but it's hard to tell by reading a menu if it actually gets cooked, seasoned, and served properly.

Saturday night: great food, fun, casual, affordable, conducive to dancing?

Good beer, to be sure. Wild boar sausage and frites -- overly salty. Below-average frites with strange thick coating of seasoning. No dancing (mind you, we left before 10 pm).

Saturday night: great food, fun, casual, affordable, conducive to dancing?

They chose Wvrst. Thanks, everyone.