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Thoughts on these choices for a group dinner?

TorontoJo | Aug 14, 2007 09:54 AM

I'm going to be in town with a bunch of colleagues for a meeting in a couple of weeks. We'll be working all day Friday, then having a group dinner Friday night. We will be 15 people and are working/staying at the Seneca Hotel at 200 E. Chestnut. My constraints are:

- within walking distance of the hotel
- not super expensive or high end (Tru is out)
- fun (so we can be loud and not be out of place)
- able to accommodate different taste preferences

Given these criteria, I've come up with a short list and a maybe list. I would love to hear opinions on these! You'll notice that I don't have any steakhouses on the list (except for Wildfire, which I would consider a borderline steakhouse, but with plenty of other options). I'm hoping for something with a bit of flair and interest, and in general, I find steakhouses rather boring.

Short list:
- xel-ha
- quartino's
- café iberico

Not so sure list:
- osteria via stato
- heaven on seven on rush
- wildfire
- kamehachi

Thoughts? Other options? Thanks in advance!

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