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40th Birthday Party, Private Rooms?

kateross Aug 25, 2007 09:55 AM

My husband is turning 40 this October. We live in San Francisco and are coming to Chicago for the weekend with ~25 of his closest friends. We're planning to go to the Notre Dame/USC football game on Saturday. On Friday night I'd love to host a birthday party at a really fun restaurant who has a private room. Does anyone have any recommendations? I was thinking aigredoux would be a great place? We're looking for great food and good ambience. Thanks!

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  1. jpschust RE: kateross Aug 25, 2007 12:01 PM

    The problem with aigredoux is that it can get VERY loud inside. Can you elabourate more on what type of food you'd like at what price point?

    1. blondie60614 RE: kateross Aug 26, 2007 11:00 AM

      If you like sushi, Kamehachi on Wells has a great private dining area (I think seats about 10-20). The ambience is fun, cozy and authentic and the food is great

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        blondie60614 RE: blondie60614 Aug 26, 2007 07:19 PM

        Sorry, I didn't read your entire post. I meant to say that I'm not sure of the room capacity at Kamehachi- I think it seats around 20, but I'm not sure

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        ltrecker RE: kateross Aug 26, 2007 12:51 PM

        If you are staying near O'Hare Cafe la Cave has a private dining room option.

        1. leek RE: kateross Aug 27, 2007 06:46 AM

          I think Brasserie Jo is fun for things like this. They do have private rooms, and since it's already a loud sort of place, parties don't feel stifled. They have wine, beer, food that works well as shared appetizers, etc. Also, Iberico has private rooms and is a lot of fun.

          Brasserie JO
          59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60610

          Cafe Iberico
          737 N Lasalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

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            mcyentyre RE: kateross Aug 28, 2007 02:59 PM

            Carnivale, SushiSamba Rio, or somewhere like Webster's Wine Bar.

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              mcyentyre RE: mcyentyre Aug 29, 2007 09:24 AM

              Oh, I have another one to add...
              Mrs. Murphy's + Sons' Irish Bistro

            2. nsxtasy RE: kateross Aug 29, 2007 11:51 AM

              Lots of restaurants have private rooms.

              Where will most of you and your friends be located (which city neighborhood or suburban town)?

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                wak RE: nsxtasy Sep 1, 2007 11:03 PM

                True - there are many many restaurants with private rooms, although I can't remember one at Aigre Doux...

                Carnivale (Pan Latin), Iberico (Spanish Tapas), or Brasserie Jo are all good and have been mentioned.If there is a particular type of food he likes, let us know and we might make a different redommendation.

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                iamafoodlover RE: kateross Sep 9, 2007 07:56 AM

                I hate to say it... but the Italian restaurants here can really rock it in terms of private rooms for parties. I went to a 30th at Maggiano's downtown last year that had its own bartender and 5 courses that was a BLAST. We took over the place and sort of tore that night up. The good part of Maggiano's downtown is that their private rooms are in a separate building so you really feel like you rented your own spae with dark wood, waiters etc. Fantastic bday party place that pleases all tastes.

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