Birthday, BYOB, and 20-30 people
Any suggestions on all of the above in and around the northside of chicago? Let me know if you need more info though.... Thanks folks!
also... the group just did Tango Sur so something other than even though it was a great time. Also, if possible, not Italian or Mexican.
I would be curious to feedback for good BYOB places for large parties as well. I am planning something for about 15 people. Any places below $50/person?
My best friend had a birthday party in the back room at Riques a year or so ago. It is BYOB, reasonable priced, and the food is yummy.
It changed ownership recently, but I understand the new owner doesn't plan to change anything.
Riques' Regional Mexican
5004 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
I think most of the good Thai places are BYO (Spoon, TAC, Sticky Rice, etc). Its not on the North-side, but Lao Szechuan in China Town was BYO last time I went (they previously served alchohol, so it might be good to call ahead fits to check). Also, Kan Zaman is a good BYO Lebanese restaurant in near north (around 500 N Wells St) with a Binny's within a 5 minute walk.
Think Cafe on Western (near Fullerton) has terrific and sophisiticated Italian. It's BYO. The restaurant has several separate dining areas, so they may be able to accomodate a group in a private space.
For Spectra, if Latin/Mexican is OK, think about Los Nopales on Western (the bargain of the century, great specials) and Dorado (consistently excellent food, Mexican with a modern and eclectic flavor) on Foster. Both BYO, both have very nice and accomodating owners.
You could try Bonsoiree in Logan Sq/West Bucktown. On weeknights they have a 3 course prix fixe menu that works out to about $35 a person if you upgrade your entree. We like to think of them as a 3/4 version of Schwa. They have a patio in the back that could probably fit 20 - 30 people.
Their Saturday menu is a $55 prix fixe that's by e-mail invitation.
2728 W Armitage