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Napa Valley Area Restaurants for 30 people?

josquared Jan 31, 2007 10:35 AM

Time to put in the research - I was wondering what places in the Napa Valley area would be able to handle a nice celebratory dinner for a really large group (with possibly a fair number of children to boot)?

At this point, I'm not so much concerned about prices or cuisine; I'm just getting an inventory of places that would be able to handle this large a group and then we'll go from there. Thanks!

  1. Morton the Mousse Jan 31, 2007 10:52 AM

    Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St Helena has an upstairrs area with a few private rooms that would easily accomodate 30. The menu has some kid friendly dishes as well.

    1. foodiegrl Jan 31, 2007 11:50 AM

      Try this list (select "Wine Country" from the pull-down menu on the right to narrow your list).
      http://www.opentable.com/info/banquets.aspx?m=4

      Also, contact the local chambers of commerce. They live to drive this kind of business to their member merchants.
      http://www.napavalley.com/visitorsinfo/chambersofcommerce.html

      I would also suggest checking out some wedding info sites. We found our rehearsal dinner space on a directory like this one:
      http://www.napavalley.winecountry.com...

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        cortez Jan 31, 2007 11:59 AM

        Farm, the new restaurant at The Carneros Inn in Napa, has a large private room you may wish to consider.

      2. SanseiDesigns Feb 2, 2007 08:57 PM

        Napa Valley Grille - is accustomed to large groups; has private dining rooms
        Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant (CIA at St. Helena campus) - private dining area
        Meadowood (resort) - accustomed to large groups (hosts the Auction NV)
        Bistro Jeanty (Yountville)
        Bistro Don Giovanni
        Domaine Chandon (very nice for large groups)
        Napa Valley Wine Train - reserve a car for the entire party. Kids would have fun. I hosted a winery meal on the train, and the chef prepared a remarkable meal to show the wines to best advantage. Great fun for people to see the valley from a different perspective. Was it the best meal I've had in the valley? No, but it wasn't the worst either. The experience was simply fun.

        1. josquared Feb 3, 2007 04:01 PM

          Thanks all...the event won't actually be until May or so, but I figure the earlier we get this thing together, the better.

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