Toronto restaurants offer it all
Toronto offers some of the most unique experiences for diners in all of Canada. Thousands of restaurants offer different cuisines and dining styles with an ambiance to suit any diner‘s preference. Patrons who dine in a traditional restaurant setting during busy dinner rushes will be relegated to sharing the attention of wait staff, often delaying food and putting a damper on the experience. Personal space and privacy are also compromised, especially during busier times such as weekends and evenings. Festivals like Toronto's Summerlicious and Winterlicious affect dinner service as it becomes particularly busy with diners taking advantage of special fine dining meals. Private dining, while more expensive, provides individual attention from wait staff, efficient and timely service, and the privacy for couples and larger parties to enjoy each other's company. Private rooms are more commonly rented out for larger functions like wedding receptions. However many restaurants offering private room bookings also offer a price fixed menu, making this private form of fine dining affordable for those from all walks of life.
Dining in numbers
Many Toronto restaurants
that offer private dining will require patrons to spend a minimum amount on food or drink. This does not include taxes or gratuity. The time of the year and the restaurant's involvement in local festivals will also affect cost and availability for bookings. Keep in mind that not all restaurants will have the space or the capacity to host larger parties, such as weddings or birthdays. Restaurants that do often offer group menus that charge per person and offer a sample of the restaurant's menu, including a minimum of three courses. Fine dining restaurants also offer wine pairings to compliment the flavor of the meal, while highlighting their impressive wine cellars.
Consider the menu
There are common considerations when picking the best restaurant to meet the needs of the party or reception
. The venue's location and accessibility will be an important factor in the decision. The location must meet the needs of the guests and the hosts. Is there ample parking for guests or will valet parking be needed for the function?
The reputation of the chef and the dining experience at the restaurant will also be a factor. Personal experience and reviews by restaurant critics and patrons could impact the decision. The type of cuisine and the theme of the party also contribute to the final decision. Lastly, the price has to be right. Depending on the needs of the hosts and the type of party, the price tag will have to satisfy the restaurant and those making the booking.
Downtown Toronto is the fine-dining hub of the city. With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, including the celebrity hot spots of Yorkville, downtown has everything to offer. Whether you're looking to accommodate a private affair for two or a wedding party of 500, Toronto restaurants' private rooms may hold the key to your most memorable evening yet.