My birthday's coming up and I'm trying to organize something but apparently it's impossible in this city. My original plan was to make reservations for this weekend at The Harbord Room for a group of 10. After some drinks and dinner, we would then go to The Black Hoof for more drinks. But Harbord Room doesn't take reservations, and neither do a lot of other places. The last place I tried was C'est What. It's nice and big and has a little bit of something for everyone. But nope, they don't do reservations either.
So, ideas? Suggestions? I thought of going to The Drake for both dinner and post-dinner party, but they do fixed menu for groups of more than 8. Their cheapest option is $45, and when you add drinks and tax and tip to that, it's more than $90 per head. I don't mind--it's my birthday after alll--but some friends might.