Looking for Orlando-area restaurant for 30 ppl
I'm planning a family dinner in December in the Orlando-area and I'm looking for a restaurant with space (preferably a private or semi-private room) to accomodate 30 people. I don't need a big private banquet with expensive minimums... just dinner.
re: Bob Mervine
$30 per person.
Do the math. Don't forget there's tax and tip and beverage costs involved in that price -- plus they are giving up space that is otherwise occupied by diners eating off the menu.
18 percent tip and 6.5 percent tax on $25.00 is $6.13.
Figure $1.75 per person for coffee or a soft drink. A $25 dinner costs you a minimum of just under $33.
To keep it to $30, you can only spend about $23 on an entree and either starter or dessert. No alcohol. Figure a $4 to $5 starter or dessert, ;leaving $19 for the entree and sides. Not much of a dinner at anything nicer than a Denny's.
Not sure what they based the $2,500 minimum on -- that's about $83 per person. Probably starter, entree and a dessert. and pretty decent food.
Your selection centers on restaurants that have an average check of around $35 - $40 a person. That's TGIFriday's, Houlihan's, Olive Garden, in that ball park. But figure $10 more than your budget per person about $1,200.
You still haven't qualified it by saying what kind of cuisine. Also important if you have kids involved, as they likely would need a different menu.
Perhaps the hotel you are staying at would give you a better price than an outside restaurant?