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Feels like Little Owl, but can handle a group

norton Jun 29, 2007 05:56 AM

I'm hosting a group of 10 friends for dinner in August, but I'm stumped on the best place to take them. They are serious about food, and it should be a nice place, but the atmosphere and service can't be too stuffy. Little Owl, Blue Hill, and Hearth are examples of the types of places I have in mind, but I don't think they can handle a large group. Where else would you suggest? Thanks.

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    BigTyme Jun 30, 2007 10:57 AM

    Peasent could be a good option too. While the don't take reservations downstairs, I think that is a much more charming atmosphere. They open at 7 and if you got there at 7, I'm sure you'd be fine (imagine long bench, communial tables in a french/itailian barn style. Good lighting too.

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      Nehna Jun 29, 2007 06:48 AM

      I'm pretty sure that Crispo would handle a big group if you phoned them. I'm sure Hearth would too.

      Lucia's Red Cat suggestion also sounds like a good idea.

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        RCC Jun 29, 2007 06:47 AM

        Yes. Hearth can handle a group of 10. We've had wine tasting dinners at Hearth with about 20 people before.

        1. doona Jun 29, 2007 06:46 AM

          Mas is very accomodating.

          Also Little Mermaid.

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            kathryn Jun 29, 2007 10:51 AM

            Do you mean Mermaid Inn?

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              doona Jun 29, 2007 12:17 PM

              Haha. Yes. Mermaid Inn.

              (same owners as Red Cat and The Harrison)

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            Lucia Jun 29, 2007 06:39 AM

            I've seen a large group at Hearth (definitely more than 8 people). Red Cat could be another option.

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