You can feel it in the air – Corporate Holiday season is fast approaching! If you – or if you know someone – who is in charge of planning your holiday soiree and is looking for the best restaurant for your Christmas dinner, we’re here to make things super easy! We’ve rounded up 13 Toronto favourite restaurants that are perfect for private events. From cozy office dinners to grand corporate affairs, we have the perfect space to host your winter fete. Read on for all the details on our top picks!
Colette Grand CaféHolt Renfrew Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON
Colette Grand Café is delighted to offer guests an effortless event planning experience. The gorgeous space incorporates an upscale dining room, café, and covered outdoor terrace, making it a perfect setting for private lunches, business meetings, product launches, executive dinners, weddings or intimate celebrations.
Perfect for events accommodating large groups between 120 and 250 guests.
Montecito Restaurant299 Adelaide St. W, Toronto, ON
Montecito is the perfect venue for your office holiday get together (also known for hosting TIFF parties!). Their farm-to-table menu spotlights local suppliers and the events manager will gladly work with you to ensure all your party needs are met.
Whether it be for a small office lunch outing or a full company dinner, they can accommodate groups anywhere from 4 to 200 for a seated dinner (or up to 350 for a standing cocktail reception).
Archeo31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON
Archeo, located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, is “the restaurant equivalent of the urban loft apartment”. The high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and wooden tables and bars (made from 150 year old reclaimed wood!) add to the unique charm of the space. The furniture can be removed to create a blank canvas if you prefer to put your own touch on the space (seasonally, fees apply). Archeo offers a beautiful and private outdoor courtyard that would be perfect for your corporate event!
Ideal for a mid-sized private event, Archeo can accommodate 118 people for a plated meal or 150 people for a cocktail styled party!
Jump18 Wellington Street West, Commerce Court East, Toronto, ON
A big, bold American style bistro combining classic New York style with sleek modern eclecticism. The sky high glass atrium, rich wood interiors and vintage wraparound bar provide the perfect backdrop for its world-inspired cuisine. Jump Restaurant offers an exclusive private dining room and several semi-private spaces for corporate and social events. Jump is also available for exclusive openings Saturdays at lunch and Sundays for lunch or dinner.
Perfect for weddings or special gatherings in the heart of the city, Jump can accommodate groups of up to 80 guests.
La Vecchia Ristorante2405A Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Located in the fashionable area of Yonge and Eglinton, La Vecchia Ristorante delivers the authentic taste of Italy with a genuine Italian ambiance. From the stone and stucco walls covered in Italian pictures and art, La Vecchia captures essence of Italian dining with European flair. Enjoy your dining experience in one of our two private rooms, each equipped with privacy options and audio visual equipment.
Ideal for intimate groups of up to 35 people.
Stratus Restaurant79 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
From the 36th floor of the TD South Tower, Stratus Restaurant offers stunning views of the city, harbour, and islands. A staple in the Bay Street community, big city palates are pleasantly surprised by Executive Chef Martha Wright’s craft kitchen, which marries both traditional flavours and ingenuity. We love the modern yet relaxed interior!
Stratus’ meticulous staff truly deliver on the promise of world class service. Offering several event spaces for office dinners, cocktail parties, and celebrations, Stratus is one of the most versatile locations to host and wow your guests.
Perfect for events with small or large groups between 35 and 200 guests.
Luma Restaurant350 King St. West, Reitman Square, Toronto, ON
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto (on the 2nd floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, to be more specific), Luma Restaurant is an excellent location for your holiday office party! Luma’s menu showcases global and Canadian artisanal cuisine featuring the finest local and regional ingredients. Added bonus – from 11:30am to 5:30pm, groups of 8 or more receive Magic Hour bar pricing (that means $5 martinis, Manhattans, sangria and bottles of Grolsch!)… sign us up!
Available for bookings seven days a week, Luma can accommodate office teams of all sizes, from intimate group lunches to large-scale restaurant buyouts.
Sassafraz100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON
Sassafraz, an iconic restaurant located in the heart of Yorkville, specializes in private parties. The team at Sassafraz is ready and willing to meet all the needs of their guests from setup to service – all you have to do is select your menu and they’ll take it from there!
Perfect for small or large events accommodating groups of 20-160 sit down and 250 cocktail style.
Cluny Bistro35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON
Located right in the heart of Toronto’s Historic Distillery District, Cluny Bistro offers a private dining area and function space perfect for a holiday office party! Your guests will enjoy a taste of modern French cuisine in a breathtaking Parisian inspired room complete with floor to ceiling windows.
Can accommodate groups anywhere from 32-80 people.
The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc49 Front St. E., Toronto, ON
The ever-unique The Sultan's Tent & Café Moroc evokes a nostalgic vision of an exotic French Moroccan environment. Offering two spaces for private events, it’s perfect for luxurious holiday parties, leaving your guests with a magical, transporting experience!
Ideal for groups as small as 2 or as large as 200.
The One Eighty55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Outstanding views meet stylish surroundings at The One Eighty – Toronto’s most spectacular event venue! Previously known as Panorama Lounge, the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre relaunched in March 2015 as The One Eighty. A gorgeous palette of cool greys, warm woods and rich metals complement the venue with a comfortable yet modern elegance. A showpiece bar with built-in DJ station and chef showcase, glossy white barrel-vaulted ceilings with wood beam highlights, and warm yet contemporary furniture elements offer our event clients unsurpassed versatility from seated dinner events, wedding receptions and cocktail parties.
Ideal for events with large groups between 90 and 250 guests.
Canoe66 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe Restaurant & Bar’s unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city. We love the clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish design — it’s a brilliant reflection of this country’s rich, raw environment.
Breathtaking lakeside views make Canoe’s upscale rooms excellent venues for breakfast meetings, product launches, exclusive dinners, and intimate celebrations. Canoe is also available for full buy-outs on weekends, an exquisite choice for weddings and special gatherings.
Offering two exclusive private dining rooms, Canoe can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests.
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