The beauty of hosting an intimate gathering in a restaurant is that it doesn’t always require a full buyout or the sectioning-off of a corner way in the back. In fact, many restaurants in Toronto have dedicated event spaces designed to help you host the ultimate private dining experience for your guests. Whether you’re looking to host a celebration during the pandemic, or for when things return to normal, we’ve got your round-up of local Toronto restaurants with private rooms that are perfect for hosting small receptions, social celebrations, corporate meetings, and everything in between!
The Carbon Bar
The Green Room is an intimate and funky private room at The Carbon Bar with its bold colours and fun wall designs. This unique space can accommodate up to 28 people for a seated dinner and features a 60 inch TV with an HDMI connection.
The beautiful private dining room at Lee Restaurant overlooks their private garden and boasts an elegant, sophisticated vibe for a classy, intimate dinner party. The space offers A/V accessibility, a coat check, a private entrance, and – get this – a table-side cocktail cart… say what!?
The upscale private dining room at Blu Ristorante boasts warmly lit stonewalls, grand mirrors, floor-to-ceiling wood panels, and cozy leather seating. The space is perfect to host anywhere from 10-26 guests and is most ideal for corporate dinners and business meetings.
The private dining room at Cluny Bistro can be divided into two separate, even more intimate, private dining spaces for up to 32 or 48 guests! Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, blue linen inset wall panels, and a dedicated patio area – for each room, seasonally – Cluny just might be the perfect place for your neo-Parisian heart to host your next French-inspired event. Bonus – if you’re looking to design your event from a blank slate, you have the ability to do remove all the furniture to do so!
Rodney's Oyster House
With the ability to accommodate between 10 and 24 guests, The Cuddy Room at Rodney's Oyster House is a fun, nautical space perfect for hosting a cozy, intimate dinner. Featuring a wall-mounted monitor for presentations and a large claimed wood table (with the option of bringing in an additional side table) for a family-style dinner setup, it doesn’t get much more intimate than this! Did we mention this room can also accommodate an oyster shucking station?
Canoe Restaurant & Bar
The private, upscale dining rooms at Canoe Restaurant & Bar are ideal for hosting up to 24 or 40 seated guests for an intimate gathering. These rooms can also be combined to accommodate a total of 60 seated guests. There is no room rental fee, provided the minimum food and beverage spend is met. Added bonus – the staff will validate parking.. where else will you find free parking downtown Toronto??
JOEY Eaton Centre
There are two small, private dining rooms within the JOEY Eaton Centre location, each offering a private bar and a high-top table setup. JOEY also offers a private events team to help you customize your special event whether it’s an intimate reception, cocktail hour, work party, or any other social gathering!
Peter Pan Bistro
There are two extremely intimate private dining rooms at Peter Pan Bistro – the SOHO Room, which can accommodate 10 people, and the Queen Room, accommodating up to 20 seated guests. This is the perfect spot for a super intimate dinner celebration with those closest to you.
Whether you and your guests are craving a meal from Noodle Bar or K?jin, the private room at Momofuku has you covered! Perfect for intimate dinners, special occasions, corporate events (etc), the space that seats up to 32 people overlooks University Avenue and the downtown core and features a fully stocked bar for events – that is KEY!
Perfect for intimate dinners, product launches, small receptions, and everything in between, the private rooms at Leña Restaurante can accommodate up to 40 seated guests. Whether it’s a family-style feast or a traditional plated meal, you’ll be sure to experience the culture of South America at Leña!
The Bellair Room at Sassafraz is located on the restaurant’s second floor with barrier-free access. Featuring stunning frosted glass floor-to-ceiling windows, loft ceilings, and a built-in bar, this dining space can comfortably accommodate up to 32 seated guests. Presentation capabilities are also built into the room, including satellite radio, a wall-mounted TV, and a cordless mic!
The private wine cellar at Gusto 101 is cozy, intimate, and seats up to 20 people for a corporate or social private dining experience! It features A/V capabilities and a 55 inch TV to set up slide shows or presentations. Fun fact: those oak barrels lining the walls are aging the in-house wine which is served from the bars by the glass or by the bottle!
Still not convinced? Make sure to check out our other blog posts to find the perfect wedding venue for you!