Dine with friends and family at these fun Toronto restaurants perfect for groups!

It’s no secret that this is one of the world’s most diverse cities, and that definitely carries over to the best restaurants for groups in Toronto! One of the best ways to experience all the culture the city has to offer is by exploring its vibrant culinary scene with friends and family. In this list we’ve curated a wide array of restaurants to match any occasion and company. So keep reading to discover some of Toronto’s best group dining experiences!

For even more dining options in the city check out these Downtown Toronto Restaurants, these New & Best Toronto Restaurants, or head off the beaten path to dine in Kensington Market and Chinatown!

Reserve a Table

These Toronto restaurants are happy to accommodate groups! All you need to do is call or book a reservation online.

1. Richmond Station

A dining room in a restaurant featuring booth seating and a communal bar table.
Photo by Airbnb

Richmond Station is known for its warm hospitality and seasonal, curated menu. Expect fresh, creative takes on classic dishes in a cozy and refined space! This friendly downtown mainstay is sure to please.

Group booking info: For groups of four or less, you can book online. They’ll gladly accommodate larger groups with special requests, and groups of 12 or more order from a fixed price menu.

1 Richmond Street West | website

2. The Sultan’s Tent

belly dancer at the sultan's tent restaurant toronto
Photo via Kayak

Get a taste of Marrakesh at The Sultan’s Tent, where French-inspired Moroccan fare is served under candle-lit fabric tents. As you recline on cushions and plush divans, the intimate yet festive setting offers a completely immersive experience: mesmerizing belly dancers provide spectacular entertainment to accompany dinner, and brave guests can even join in on the fun!

Group booking info: Perfect for large groups, as many as 12 guests can reserve directly online, and they are happy to accommodate larger parties through their group booking form.

49 Front St E | website

3. Mascot Brewery

Outdoor beer garden bustling with customers on a bright day
Photo by Mascot Brewery

No matter the occasion, grabbing drinks with your friends is always a good time. At Mascot Brewery, you can try some of Toronto’s finest local craft brews while sampling a menu that boasts some seriously good sharing plates. Also, communal beer hall-style tables inside and on their outdoor patio will have you and your group feeling right at home in this neighbourhood gem!

Group booking info: Dinner reservations can be made at their brew bar for up to 8 people. For groups of 9 or more, simply fill out a group reservation form on their website.

220 King Street West | website

4. WVRST

Beer hall-style restaurant with hanging lightbulbs on the ceiling.
Photo by On The Grid

Another great beer hall-style spot perfect for groups is WVRST. This German-inspired self-service joint specializes in artisan sausages and craft beers! The communal tables are great for socializing in a casual and lively atmosphere.

Group booking info: Online reservations can be made 24 hours in advance through their website. For groups of 9 or more, call or email at the provided number or address.

609 King West | website

5. Kinka Izakaya

Modern Japanese restaurant featuring bar seating and an open kitchen as well as dining tables
Photo by Yellow Pages

For an authentic taste of Japanese pub fare, look no further than Kinka Izakaya! Popular for their lively energy and izakaya-style sharing menu, get ready for a fun and delicious group dining experience. This is a perfect option for any occasion, from birthdays to casual hangouts with friends!

Group booking info: Tables can be reserved online, and each fit up to 10 people. For groups larger than 10 people, simply reserve more than one table!

398 Church Street | website

6. Boxcar Social (Harbourfront)

Open concept restaurant overlooking the water, featuring an expansive patio.
Photo by OpenTable

Boxcar Social’s harbourfront location is best described as a jack of all trades; serving third wave coffee and lunch during the day, then drinks and dinner at night, this is harbourfont’s go-to spot for good eats! Featuring an expansive patio and an open concept dining hall with picnic-style tables, groups couldn’t ask for a better location. Not to mention the breathtaking view of lake Ontario! And be sure to check out their dinner menu of sharable plates and extensive selection of craft beers and natural wines.

Group booking info: For parties less than 20, reserve through the Tock link available through their website. For groups larger than 20, email to coordinate the details of your reservation.

235 Queens Quay West | website

7. PAI

Colourful Asian-inspired dining room with cozy adornments on exposed brick walls.
Photo by On The Grid

Founded by a couple from Northern Thailand, PAI is recognized as one of Toronto’s best restaurants bringing the flavours and hospitality of Thai cuisine to Canada. With a menu inspired by family recipes and popular street market dishes, PAI is always buzzing with loyal customers. A short wait in line during weekend dinner hours is to be expected, but well worth the wait! And their unique semi-basement dining area is surprisingly large and is well-equipped to handle large groups.

Group booking info: Reservations can be made through their website. For parties larger than 8, go to the “Large Party” section of the website.

18 Duncan Street | website

8. Terroni (Adelaide)

Group of people sharing charcuterie boards accompanied with wine on a wooden table
Photo by Terroni

Housed inside a historic former courthouse, Terroni’s Adelaide location offers you a truly grand Italian dining experience! Because of its multiple floors and dining rooms, you can be sure all of your needs will be taken care of. Enjoy traditional Italian classics and cocktails in view of an open kitchen and a sunlit atrium. Also, a secret garden patio opens up during the summer months for an intimate meal in the heart of downtown!

Group booking info: Reservations can be made online. For events with larger groups, you can book an event through a link on their website.

57 Adelaide Street East | website

9. Planta

Chic, modern dining space with high ceilings featuring skylights and sleek chandeliers
Photo by TRNTO

Centered on the philosophy of sustainable yet delicious food, Planta serves upscale, plant-based dining in a sophisticated space. Perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, Planta is a great option for groups looking for an innovative approach to popular and classic dishes. Also offered is Sunday brunch and signature cocktails! Their Yorkville location features two private dining spaces and 25-foot ceilings, while the Queen location is inspired by traditional Asian architecture.

Group booking info: Reservations can be made through their website, which also has an option for inquiring about private events and large parties of 12 or more.

Yorkville: 1221 Bay Street | Queen: 180 Queen Street West | website

10. Defina Wood Fired

Refined dining space with expansive dining tables and full service bar.
Photo by Pizzeria Defina

Defina Wood Fired embodies the spirit of its community. With an expansive space designed by local artists and hosting regular events, you’re sure to feel the communal energy. Specializing in wood-fired pizza, choose between Napoletana or Roma-style crust, pastas, and shareable small plates! Eating here feels like visiting an old friend, so you can be sure your group will feel right at home in this bustling pizzeria.

Group booking info: Reservations can be made through a link on their website. Inquiries for private events can also be made on their website.

1485 Dupont Street | website

11. Barsa Taberna

Industrial-chic dining space with full service bar and exposed brick walls.
Photo by Eater Toronto

The team behind Barsa Taberna specialize in dining best shared among friends, serving up inspired Spanish tapas and daily drink specials! Housed in a 19th century heritage building, the dining space has been artfully designed to embody the relaxed atmosphere of Barcelona. Their motto is “Think Guadi, Dare Dali, Play Picasso”. Another reason you should take your group to this spot: indulging in one of the best pitchers of sangria in the city!

Group booking info: Reservations can be made either through their website or by phone.

26 Market Street | website

12. El Catrin

Large outdoor patio with expansive dining space, large lamps and central fire pit.
Photo by The Globe and Mail

For an authentic taste of Mexico in a truly unique setting, look no further than El Catrin. Boasting an ambitious tapas menu created by one of Mexico City’s best chefs, you can’t go wrong bringing your group here! And did we mention they have Canada’s largest mezcal and tequila bar? At over 120 different labels, the hardest part is choosing. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Distillery District, El Catrin also features the city’s best heated patio designed by Mexican artists!

Group booking info: Reservations can be made by phone or through their website, and patio seating is first come first serve.

18 Tank House Lane | website

13. The Chase Fish and Oyster

Beach house-inspired dining space with full service bar and nautical themed colour palette.
Photo by The Chase FO

The Chase Fish and Oyster specializes in social dining centered around high quality, reliable seafood. Their menu features a wide variety of seafood options to satisfy any taste. Also, you’ll want to check out their happy hour from 4 to 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays for $10 cocktails and a special menu! One of the highlights of this spot is its stunning atmosphere, inspired by beach houses and the Maritimes.

Group booking info: Reservations and events for large groups can be made through their website.

10 Temperance Street | website


We hope you have an amazing time celebrating at these top restaurants for groups in Toronto!