Thinking about dining out with the gang? Booking a table for 6 or more may seem difficult but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options.
It can be tricky to get into the hottest restaurants in Toronto. Many local spots are super tiny and the reservation books are often non-existent, with seating divided on a first come, first serve basis. So what happens when your crew exceeds a table for two? Here is our selection of the best Toronto restaurants for more robust guest lists and full family feasts.
Things are big and often very beefy around Bestellen, and no one’s complaining. This spacious College Street dining room a warm setting for your large party. They’ve got family-style plating like a whole suckling pig for a gut-count of 8 or more or 40-day dry aged Côte de Boeuf with all the fixings.
A free shuttle bus service can scoot you and your companions down to the Evergreen Brickworks if you wanna get a little saucy during your dinner at Café Belong, which accepts reservations for groups up to 20, and you can book online.
Get in with a group of up to 20 online just about anytime, or check out Canyon Creek’s party menu if you’re looking for something even larger.
In need of a little Mexicano munch in the historic Distillery District? El Catrin not only boasts one of the coolest designs in the restaurant biz right now, but their Mexican tapas menu and terrific tacos are great for your gargantuan group.
Large format meals are made specifically for groups of 4 to 10 at Daisho, and if you need a little more exclusivity, private functions can be reserved for up to 30 guests in their dining room or at Nikai.
Osteria Ciceri E Tria
Part of the larger Terroni family of restaurants, this Victoria Street space may be perfect for you and your family. No matter how many third cousins you have to invite, they’ve got a dining room or private room to accommodate, and family-style dishes can be shared.
The stopping point for Top Chef Canada Season 2 winner Chef Carl Heinrich, email Richmond Station for your party of 4 to 40 and they’ll be happy to accommodate.
With a longstanding reputation of veritable excellence, Scaramouche is the Avenue Road spot for superior Italian fare. No matter what your party size they’ll be happy to accommodate, and if your clan exceeds the 60-person plateau, you can even book out the Pasta Bar & Grill for a pre-dinner reception and move into the dining room to the main meal.
Nuit and Jeff Regular’s temple for Thai food in Toronto will seat parties of up to 15 people for their infamously delicious fare. If Sukho is too busy you might want to consider one of their other locations like Sabai Sabai’s Thai tapas-style menu or their popular spot, Pai. We recommend booking 2 weeks in advance.
If your team tends to frolic away from the core then Touro will offer up an experience unlike any other. Their traditional Brazilian BBQ is ideal for a large group with varied tastes and tummy space.
Craft Brasserie, the massive beer hall in Liberty Village, has seating areas that can accommodate up to 20 people. Not to mention an impressive selection of 120 beers on tap and a menu of bar nibbles perfect for large groups.
Along with Ricarda’s regular tapas-style menu, groups of 8 or more can book a Tasting Table for a culinary experience with in-house chefs and sommeliers. There’s no fixed menu, so enjoy an individually crafted meal inspired by one or more distinctive Mediterranean regions. 48-hour advance reservations required.
Wondering what a Master Chef’s cooking really tastes like? Book online for up to 10 people and find out for yourself at R&D. The Asian inspired dishes are meant to be shared and their thirst-quenching renditions of classic cocktails that are perfect for sipping. We suggest splitting a whole Peking duck with the gang.
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