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milltowngirl Mar 21, 2007 06:42 AM

Looking for a restaurant near San Jose w/ a private room for around 20 people for a graduation dinner (the graduate, who's finishing her BA as we speak, is 80!). Had a fantasy of a Chinese banquet, since she grew up in China, but reading past posts on this Board, nothing leapt out at me. I am open to any kind of cuisine, as long as there's great food and lovely ambience.

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    emi50 RE: milltowngirl Mar 21, 2007 08:02 AM

    Tanglewood, in Santana Row, does private rooms, and the reports seem very favorable.

    I KNOW there have to be some wonderful Chinese options, though, and I hope someone else comes up with some. What a wonderful graduation!

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      kc72 RE: milltowngirl Mar 21, 2007 08:13 AM

      Does anyone know if Dynasty (near Vallco) or Joy Luck Place in Cupertino has private rooms?

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        wchane RE: kc72 Mar 21, 2007 08:55 AM

        Dynasty does have private rooms (many in fact). I also have no qualms suggesting Dynasty as a celebratory restaurant. Ming's in Palo Alto, Mayflower in Milpitas Square, Hong Fu in Cupertino, Loon Wah in Cupertino, Shanghi Seafood Harbor in Sunnyvale - there are plenty of options.

        I'm assuming the grad is a future SJSU alum - For something downtown, and non-chinese I'd go to E&O Trading Co (it's 'fun'), Restaurant-O in Campbell, 71 st. peter in San Jose (San Pedro Square), That steakhouse @ four seasons (forgot its name), and don't forget mango or guava cake from Aki's!

        Congrats! Quite an accomplishment.

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        chefgrlardee RE: milltowngirl Mar 21, 2007 12:11 PM

        My dept. at work held our Christmas lunch last year at The Grill on the Alley at the Fairmont Hotel. There were 21 of us and we dined in a nice private room. Service was wonderful and everyone enjoyed their meal.

        http://thegrill.com/location.cfm?subs...

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          nikinaka RE: milltowngirl Mar 21, 2007 03:06 PM

          my boyfriend had his law school grad party at al fornaio, which is downtown in the hyatt. loved the ambience there!

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            aelliottsherman RE: milltowngirl Mar 23, 2007 08:23 AM

            How about 71 St. Peter's? Lovely atmosphere and food, and I believe they do offer a private room.
            I have heard nice things about Loft, where I think you can eat on the roof, which sounds fun. But the folks I heard from had mostly gone for drinks and small plates, so you might want to check out the menu first.

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