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Jul 26, 2007 11:33 AM

Looking for pick for work dinner near Longwood Area for group of 60

Does anyone have any recommendations for a restaurant that can accomodate a group of 60 near the Longwood Area. Ideally we are looking for a private room. We were thinking of the private room at Jae's in Brookline, but that holds 50 so might be a bit tight. Other thoughts were Fugakyu, La Morra, Beacon Street, Washington Square Tavern. Any other recs? Thanks!

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  1. I don't know if you would consider it that close to Longwood because its on Newbury Street, but Tapeo had a group of that size in their downstairs dining room this past Friday night we noticed when we were dining at the bar. Also in that area Vox is known to host parties in their upstairs rooms, or even Sonise has what they call the Wine Room which is a private dining area downstairs, I guess it just depends on what your budget is!

    1. Washington Square Tavern is really small, but you might talk to them about the cost of getting the whole place for the night - I have seen them shut it for private parties.

      1. You could also talk to Elephant Walk. I've had events there.

        If you're interested in planning this out rather than renting out a place and having them give you menus, then look at Veronique, which is There are threads about that place. It is right next to the Longwood T stop and does many business dinners and events.

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        1. re: lergnom

          Thanks for all the suggestions. Tapeo sounded like they had a great package, but was a little out of our price range. Washington Square Tavern will rent out the entire space, but it was too small for us. We ended up going with La Morra in Brookline Village -- they can accomodate our group on the top floor and have a number of nice prix fixe and catering options.

          Thanks again.

          1. re: wags

            La Morra's has some of the best food in boston/brookline - don't know how well they will hold up with 60 to serve, but if they are close to their normal quality, you'll be very happy.

        2. I've been to a birthday party at Lineage on Harvard Ave for about 50. They closed off the dining room to the right for our group. Service and food were excellent.