Boulder - party help please
I'll be traveling to Boulder for a few days and while there I'll need to have a drinks (beer and wine will suffice) and heavy apps/light dinner for about 25 people. Can a local CH recommend a good place with a private room that I might try to contact? We'll be starting from the general neighborhood of the 29th St Mall.
The 29th Street development is awash with chains, many of them "family-oriented" w/ no liquor and/or no private rooms. Two possibilities come to mind right at 29th Street. Laudisio (excellent Italian fare, good wine list; don't know whether they have a private room; call 303-442-1300). Nearby is a new 2nd location of a Santa Fe restaurant called Railyard Restaurant & Saloon (haven't eaten there; don't know about a private room; 303-449-0039).
Better to assemble the group downtown. The Kitchen is a good bet. Their upstairs wine bar can be reserved by groups. Food is great and organic, very Boulder; 303-544-5973). The West End Travern's heated rooftop deck is always a hit w/ groups. Informal fun. There are even pix at http://thewestendtavern.com/PrivatePa....
Other recommendations: Prima (downtown, Italian); The Boulder Cork (north of town on 30th Street; excellent private space, large portions of commendable food), and two downtown hotels (St. Julien and Boulderado) that accommodate private parties and have fine food, drinx and service too.
Thanks! This is a great help. I'll call around today and see what I can get. I'm leaving for Boulder in the morning equipped with all the CH recs I could find and my Boulder Weekly 'best of' list with editorials from Clair (I'm guessing you are one in the same) - so thanks for both.
On the same subject I'm planning a 10 to 15 person dinner "party" for late October. I'm also new to Boulder, and having friends in for this event. Do you think the rooftop decks will still be warm/comfortable for people from the midwest and southeast at this time of year?
Or, should I forget that crazy idea and opt for indoors?
Thanks for any advice!