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Company Christmas party in Tampa area - need suggestions

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I'm looking for suggestions in the Tampa Bay area (preferably Tampa) for a company xmas party for about 30-35 people. Any cuisine, any price, buffet or sit down. This is not a quiet group, so i'm looking for a place with a private/semi-private room. The group prefers a more casual setting. We've done Leroy Selmons in the past which worked out great.

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  1. Last year my husband's company did their party at Maggiano's at the WestShore Mall. They are a "loud" group as well. The food was good and the private room worked out great! The food was served family style.
    Another year they had it at the Columbia - buffett style. Again the food was good and we were in a private room and served buffet style.
    I hear this years party is going to be at the Bamboo Club at the International Mall - we'll see how that works out.

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    1. re: dmfnole

      We've done Maggiano's a couple times and it works great for a group that size, but there's no ability to walk around and mingle. I guess I need to change my request to buffet OR private room. I have Columbia on my list to check out. Which location did you go to?

      1. re: travelnfood

        The one in Ybor. There's a smaller private room off the side of the main dinning rooms. Lots of room to mingle and nice set up for the buffet.

        1. re: dmfnole

          thank you for the info....the columbia should work out great then.

          1. re: travelnfood

            No problem. I should mention that we were there about 2 or 3 years ago, so I would imagine that it should be the same set up.

    2. Have you tried Peabody's on Amberly drive in north Tampa. here is a link to the catering company that they use. www.garlicpresscatering.net. Please contact me if you have any questions. Their number is 813-972-1725. Ask for Ian. their website is www.peabodystampa.com

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      Peabody's
      309 Saint Johns Ave, Palatka, FL 32177

      1. Our company had our Christmas party at Boizao last year in a private room. Really a different experience as long as you have meat-eaters! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.