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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!

  1. jpschust 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 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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      1. re: blondie60614
        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 Aug 26, 2007 12:51 PM

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

        1. leek 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 Aug 28, 2007 02:59 PM

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

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            1. re: mcyentyre
              mcyentyre Aug 29, 2007 09:24 AM

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

            2. nsxtasy 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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              1. re: nsxtasy
                wak 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 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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