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Restaurant rec for business dinner in Chandler?

Trip Bakun Jul 31, 2007 03:50 PM

Hi - I'm going to be in PHX tomorrow a meeting and business dinner. Does anyone have any recommendations for good restaurants for business entertaining in the Chandler area?

I'm not sure that everyone will be up for a drive to Scottsdale, which seems to be the best place for food in the PHX area.


  1. themis Jul 31, 2007 05:59 PM

    I'd consider Fogo E Brasa for a business dinner, it's bound to impress, without being too stuffy. I find business dinners are best off not varying too awfully far from meat & potatoes -- here you have the giant seafood bar, tableside service of endless roasted meats, great cocktails & wine, and the impeccable service you'd hope for to impress clients or your boss.

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    1. re: themis
      HomeCookKirsten Jul 31, 2007 08:07 PM

      Good call! I forgot about Fogo E Brasa

      Fogo E Brasa
      4909 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

    2. StuCazzo Jul 31, 2007 04:09 PM

      If in downtown Chandler, try La Stalla. Very good Italian food.

      1. azhotdish Jul 31, 2007 03:58 PM

        Is there any price range? My first thought is Kai at Wildhorse Pass.

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        1. re: azhotdish
          winedubar Jul 31, 2007 04:05 PM

          mine too. what a fantastic place.

          1. re: winedubar
            Trip Bakun Jul 31, 2007 04:10 PM

            Nope - no real price range.

            1. re: Trip Bakun
              azhotdish Jul 31, 2007 04:16 PM

              Then I would without doubt recommend Kai over all others - below are two good links for reading more about this place.


              And please report back!

              5594 W. Wildhorse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

              1. re: Trip Bakun
                HomeCookKirsten Jul 31, 2007 04:23 PM

                It's a chain from Canada, but a lot of people I know like The Keg for it's atmosphere (tables and booths spaced far enough to actually converse) and fair prices for good steaks, etc. Located near Chandler mall. From reports I have heard, it works well for a business dinner.

                What about the new Red, White and Brew in Chandler - too far east? The food is great - only bad thing might be that they don't take reservations and the wait can be long.

                Reports vary, but 98 South and 56 East would work too. I have had good experiences there.

                Va Bene? Roy's? Fleming's?

                What about the "other" Cafe Boa (not the original on on Mill in Tempe). I have heard great things about the filet.

                Is Cyclo too whatever for the dinner? Some people avoid ethnic foods for business dinners in case companions are picky?

                Va Bene Restaurant
                4647 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

                Caffe Boa
                5063 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044

                Keg Steakhouse & Bar
                3065 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

                Red White and Brew
                4580 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ, USA, Chandler, AZ

            2. re: azhotdish
              ggdinero Aug 2, 2007 04:54 PM

              Definitely Kai! I went to Kai for the very first time last night for my 8 year anniversary. All I can say is WOW! After reading all of the reviews on the board as well as other restaurant reviews, it did not disappoint! I can't wait to go back. ;-)

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