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Downtown place for dinner for 20 --for a Friday!! Help...

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simsum Aug 23, 2007 05:47 AM

I need to find a place downtown for about 20 people for tomorrow night. Cuisine doesn't matter so much as a fun place for such a large group. Even outside might be ok. Ideas???

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  1. LeahBaila Aug 23, 2007 06:47 AM

    Pretty last minute for a group of 20, but try: Crispo, Puglia, Rosa Mexicano, 'inoteca

    1. princeofpork Aug 23, 2007 06:50 AM

      THOR has a private room overlooking the dining room that can seat 20 and you guys will feel very superior to the other dinners.

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        LeahBaila Aug 23, 2007 06:53 AM

        ...and they have some of the best steak frites in town!

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        kobetobiko Aug 23, 2007 07:05 AM

        You can try using opentable.com "large group dining" to search for restaurants for tomorrow night!

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          RGR Aug 23, 2007 07:12 AM

          Barbounia changed ownership a few months ago. There's a new chef and a new menu (Greek rather than the previous Mediterranean). Though we've had good food there in the past, I haven't returned since these changes occurred. However, Andrea Strong just wrote about it and, as much as you can trust her opinion, she had positive things to say about it. Of course, it would be preferable to hear from Hounds who have been there recently. It's a large space, so accommodating big groups has never been a problem. (Strong mentions that there are now communal tables.)

          http://www.barbounia.com

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            simsum Aug 23, 2007 07:18 AM

            I know--very last minute. Thanks so much for the suggestions. i will check them all out now, and if others have suggestions please write--it may take a few tries before something works.

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              simsum Aug 23, 2007 07:32 AM

              Can anyone recommend Essex?

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                Lucia Aug 23, 2007 07:40 AM

                I've only been for brunch. For what it's worth, I thought scene, not food quality, drove the place.

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