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CapitalGal Oct 18, 2007 11:03 AM

I am looking for suggestions for an Austin area restaurant to hold a business meeting/lunch for about 15-20 people. We are a non-profit association and have a quarterly business meeting scheduled for Dec. 8 (Saturday). We would like to find a private dining room in a reasonably priced restaurant - it does not have to be fancy. Our members are all women - average age is about 45. We can also consider Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park, etc.,

Thanks! ...Kathy

  1. Honey Bee Oct 18, 2007 11:07 AM

    Try the Garden Room at Eastside Cafe. I believe it is available for rental and sure to be a popular choice for your demographic.

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      CapitalGal Oct 18, 2007 11:11 AM

      Thanks. Looks like they have extra fees to use their private dining room, but I will call since I am not sure this is the same thing as the "Garden Room" you mentioned.

      Room D
      Seating for up to 15 people at an “L-shaped” table
      • $250 Room Rental Fee
      • $350 Minimum Food and Beverage Purchase
      • $125 Service Fee

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      1. re: CapitalGal
        Honey Bee Oct 18, 2007 11:18 AM

        Yes, same room. I was not aware of their fee schedule.
        Perhaps they will cut you a deal since you are a non-profit? Maybe someone on your BOD has a connection to Eastside?
        I once attended a meeting in an enclosed room at Chez Zee. That may be worth a try, as well.
        Are any of your Board Members affiliated with the University Club? They have lots of meeting space options, as well.

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          CapitalGal Oct 18, 2007 11:27 AM

          Thanks for all of your suggestions! Unfortunately, we are a small non-profit but have been around for 25 years. I am the current pres (new to the organization) but I will ask the other board members if anyone has any connections. I will check into Chez Zee as well as I think the ladies would enjoy meeting there.

          1. re: CapitalGal
            TAF Oct 18, 2007 01:09 PM

            The Texas Land & Cattle at Stassney & I-35 has a nice private dining room. I believe El Gallo does, too.

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        ridgeback Oct 19, 2007 06:37 AM

        I definitely like the rec for Eastside. Another interesting choice could be the European Bistro in Pflugerville. They have good food, a private dining area and it's very nice.

        1. chispa_c Oct 19, 2007 02:40 PM

          Suggestions, not in any particular order:

          Umalauf, Wildflower Center, The Crossings, Mansion @ Judges Hill, Laguna Gloria, Luby's, Jorge's on Hancock, a Library, Waterloo Ice House @ 2222/360, Mangia on Mesa...

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          1. re: chispa_c
            chispa_c Oct 19, 2007 07:10 PM

            Chez Z at Balcones and Hancock also has a private meeting area.

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              CapitalGal Oct 20, 2007 01:23 PM

              Thanks for all the great suggestions! I will check them out. These boards are wonderful.

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