Group Dinner in Anaheim Area
Hi y'all, hoping for a little help for a hound from AZ. Nothing super chowish, unfortunately.
I'll be in Anaheim for the Natural Products Expo next week and need to make reservations for a 18 people for for Friday, March 18th.
Last year we went to King's Fish House and Outback for our meals (groan, I know). I can't get too risky. Italian is good, so is seafood, steak, no Asian or anything too out of the ordinary unfortunately. In the $18 to $25 range for entrees.
I'd love your feedback quickly as places are getting filled up fast and I was just given this tast 5 minutes ago.
We'll be staying at the Anaheim Hilton and are willing to drive approximately 15 minutes.
Thanks so much in advance!!!
Honestly, you might check out Catal at Downtown Disney... it's actually quite good, especially for being in a resort area.
If you want no-frills Italian, Carolina's can probably accommodate you, though it's a smaller place. That's at 12045 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove.
You might check out Fullerton -- there's a really cute village area with several tasty restaurants. Tuscany Grille, Spadra, Cafe Hidalgo (that's more Mexican), Table Ten, among others... lots of choices. It might be SLIGHTLY outside your 15-minute boundary depending on traffic, but the nice thing about it is that you can walk to a bunch of bars afterwards should you want to do the usual post-convention drinking.
It's going to be difficult if you can't get too risky, and have to avoid Asian food but stay in the strict price range. I've always had great dinners at Mr. Stox. It's classic steaks/seafood in a very nice atmosphere. Take a look at the menu and see if it's too much for your wallet.
It's also very close to your hotel, so that's a plus.
For a real change of pace, try the Amazon Brazilian BBQ (churrascaria), located nearby. $26/pp but really great meats and salad bar. Everyone can have whatever they like, and they've been pretty accomodating to my big groups.
Near the convention center is a Buca di Beppo, if you're not looking for anything super chowish.
Park Ave. in nearby Stanton (about 3 or 4 miles away from Convention Center down Katella) is a fantastic place to hold your group dinner, and the food is amazingly good, as is the service. They might even be able to put you in the back room for privacy, you should call to ask.