The Toronto Serial Diners is a group based on a delightfully odd concept. (Their website however, is out of date. The current list of where they're eating is here). They meet every Friday at a different restaurant, gradually working their way through all the restaurant entries in the phone book. So far, so good. I know lots of people who go. We're currently free next Friday night and could join them... but C. and I talked it over, looked up the restaurant in question in our restaurant guide books and are convinced they just won't be able to get in, which is a pity, since it sounds like it has some of the best food in the city. The thing is, this is a place where reservations will help, as will being very nicely dressed, and there are bouncers to go by on the long and indirect route through the building to arrive at the lovely, cozy, essence-of-elegance restaurant. It's also just about the most expensive restaurant in the city, from what my guidebooks tell me. Perhaps if the Diners were in the habit of making reservations, they'd stand a chance... but reservations defeats the point of having no clue how many people will show up.
Then again, having just done a bit of reading on it, the head chef recently left the restaurant, and the patio is much more casual than their indoor dining. If the Diners try for the patio, they may stand a chance.