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Apr 24, 2007 10:46 AM

Private room for 40th bday

We're trying to plan a special dinner for my sister's 40th- family only, which includes a 2 and 4 yr old. Thought the private room might allow them to run around in a nice restaurant and not bother others! Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. We do have lots of suggestions but unless you can help us narrow things down, it's hard for us to help you. The more of the following you can provide the better we'll be able to help:

    o geographical limits
    o adventure level of hosts/guests (red sauce Italian or full-on Chinese banquet)
    o types of food you enjoy/hate (Chinese? Italian? French?)
    * how many people
    * budget per person

    The last two are really essential for us to give meaningful suggestions. Let us know and we'll be glad to recommend.

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    1. re: DavisSquare

      oops- posted too quickly! Details might help!

      about 10 people including the 2 kids, in the boston/cambridge area, no budget per person

      The only requirement for food is that it be fabulous! We're open to any type of food, if there's a special banquet menu or tasting menu, even better. The only exception is NO Chinese banquet.

      Thanks so much!

      1. re: teabean

        I had a fantastic large group meal at Sel De La Terre in their private room with two small children and the [very kid friendly] service was impeccable. I haven't been in a while, but every time I've eaten there, the food is great.

    2. Mamma Maria's in the N. End
      Eastern Standard in Kenmore
      Rialto in Harvard Square
      No. 9 Park on Beacon Hill

      I've haven't been in the updated Rialto private dining room but the food and service was excellent on the few occasions I was there for business dinners before the renovation.

      I've been to engagement and anniversary dinners in the private spaces of the others and they too were excellent. No. 9 was the most probably the most special as the host opted for the 7 course tasting menu and a special dessert.

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      1. re: kittychow

        Thanks to everyone for all the recs!

      2. About three years ago we had a family event for about 20 people, including young children, in a private room at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. It was entirely satisfying: nice ambience, good food, gracious service.