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tubman Aug 5, 2007 02:19 PM

Looking for a venue to accomodate a group of ~30 out-of-towners, preferably in a private room. Nothing too adventurous menu-wise, perhaps up to $60/pp with everything. Group is mostly women, age 50+, if that helps. TIA.

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    spaghetti o Aug 10, 2007 10:47 AM

    A great new place that has truly imaginitive and great food with more than enough space perfect for a big group is The Gage on Michigan Ave. It is less than three blocks away from the Palmer House, has a great wine list, small plates, and starters as well as solid main courses. They also have private dining rooms that can easily accomodate a big group like yours.

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      SuzMiCo Aug 6, 2007 09:33 AM

      Also check out Greektown, which is a short cab ride from the Palmer House. There are several restaurants there that could accommodate your party well within your budget. I would start with Parthenon and Greek Islands.

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        pegleggedheart Aug 5, 2007 09:29 PM

        have you given some thought to trattoria no. 10 (http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/ah...)? they have a private dining area and you could slide right in at $50/60 per person. their appetizers are out of this world and the servers really know their wine.

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          Pete Oldtown Aug 11, 2007 08:44 AM

          I'd second Trattoria # 10 (Dearborn and Madison, btw). Very good Italian food, nice atmosphere, nothing very challenging. Should be perfect for your group. $50 per person sounds about right, before gratuities.

          Also, they have a pretty nice buffet in the bar on weeknights for about $12, with salads, pasta, and a couple of hot dishes, if you want a quick, nice meal for a few people another evening. Avoid Friday evenings, though. The place fills up with lawyers since the court complex is right next door to #10. Loud, drunk lawyers.

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