Restaurants for a Large Group
I tried to arrange something with Sassafraz a couple years ago, right before their kitchen burnt down. They had some good menus but I thought they were a bit on the pricey side ($70+ pp and guaranteed minimum cost of something exorbitant like $1500 depending on the room booked). When I passed by during Nuit Blanche it looked great and the staff were pretty welcoming to passersby! (loss of snob appeal??)
Linda? It's small but can accommodate a larger group at the back, and menu is pretty inexpensive - great value. Love the decor and always excellent service.
Tatami room at Ematei or Nami (japanese)
Wait...I'm not sure what you mean by touristy.....