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Sobe Apr 19, 2007 03:58 PM

Need to take a group of about 15 to dinner in the Sand Lake area. It's a loud/fun group so I'm looking for a place with great atmosphere and great food. Thanks in advance

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    starbucksbrew May 22, 2007 11:40 AM

    If you have a loud, fun group, SAMBA ROOM is the place to go. Chic atmosphere and some of the best food in Orlando.

    1. Bob Mervine Apr 19, 2007 08:52 PM

      Search the board for "sand lake road "and you'll find plenty of choices.

      You have dozens of choices, from steak -- Ruth's Chris, Mortons, Vines, Timpano -- to seafood -- Roy's, Bonefish Grille -- to all-American -- Seasons 52 -- to exotic -- Cedars,-- to Christini's italian, Moonfish, grilled chops and seafood, latin at Samba Cafe. They can all acommodate a group like yours.

      Bob

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        Sobe Apr 20, 2007 04:52 AM

        Thanks Bob. Looks like there are a lot of good options in that area. I'm not familiar with Vines, Roy's or Moonfish. How would you rank those three?

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          Bob Mervine Apr 20, 2007 05:16 AM

          Moonfish - Best for a group dinner as menu features equally high quality seafood and chops/steaks, all grilled on oak and citrus wood as well as nice wines and even sushi
          Roy's - chain, but high-quality Pacific Rim cuisine. Only will work if group leans toward Asian, seafood -- but menu does include excellent pork, beef dishes. Not a steak place, which can be good/bad depending on the group.
          Vines - big local bar crowd, live music, grilled food, heavy on steaks. Live music. My least favorite of these three.

          Bob

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            Sobe May 16, 2007 08:44 PM

            Thanks for your help Bob. My clients opted for Morton's and we had a great meal. The porterhouse was very good as were the sides and apps. Service was great. I had not been to Morton's in a while and would go back

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              Bob Mervine May 17, 2007 05:33 AM

              Good to hear. Like many restaurants along Sand Lake, they are set up to handle groups just like yours and frequently do.
              I believe my Morton's contacts tell me this location does the largest volume of priivate party business in the entire chain.

              Bob

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