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nice Sat. Lunch in KC

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krisz Oct 19, 2007 04:24 PM

My son is getting married in 2 weeks in Kansas City. I'd like to find a place for about a dozen of us to have lunch on Sat. before the wedding that night. Most folks are staying on the Plaza and a few at Crown Center. The group includes a couple of teens, the rest 50ish.
Can you suggest a place that is quiet enough we can hear ourselves talk? Do any resturants that you know of have a private area for that small a group?

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    krisz Nov 9, 2007 01:59 PM

    I just wanted to say that we had such a nice lunch at Grand Street Cafe that we went back on Sunday for brunch. It was a hit also. Without your suggestion, I'd have never known about it. Thanks.

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      krisz Oct 30, 2007 06:11 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them out.

      1. heatherkay Oct 24, 2007 06:28 AM

        I've suggested this before, for a similar request -- Bo Ling's is an excellent local "nice" Chinese restaurant on the Plaza. They do dim sum for brunch on the weekends, so Saturday lunch may be a little crazy, but they do have a side area with a few big (12-top) tables. They will do single plates or family style, at your request. And their menu is varied enough to accomodate a range of tastes and foodiness.

        http://www.bolings.com/

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          lwoerther Oct 23, 2007 01:58 PM

          You have a lot of options.
          Nicer places on the Plaza with space:
          Grand Street Cafe
          Brio- Upstairs
          McCormick & Schmicks- I'm sure they could give you an area
          M & S Grill
          Capital Grille- back room

          Crossroads/Downtown:
          Lidia's
          Jack Stack BBQ
          City Tavern
          12B /Phillips Chophouse

          You might have to double check, but those are the nicer places I could think of that have private spaces and probably do lunch on Saturdays.

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            Mushroom Oct 23, 2007 03:17 PM

            Grand Street Cafe has a lovely spot for a private lunch/dinner/party. When I was checking it out for my girl's weekend (which fell through by the way) - the assistant manager (Aaron, I think?) couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating.

            I believe my husband's X-mas party is going to be there this year (in the bigger room) - of course that doesn't help you out now. Until then - I can only comment on how pleasant the staff was in with my cursory planning.

            1. re: Mushroom
              Katie Nell Oct 24, 2007 06:06 AM

              Yep, and you better be coming this year!! I don't have anyone to talk to! ;-)

              Don't forget about Starker's Reserve either- didn't we decide they had several private rooms now? I would think that would make a nice Saturday lunch, and I think there would be something for everyone there.

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              Starker's Restaurant
              201 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112

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            zataar Oct 23, 2007 01:38 PM

            M and S Grill does private seating for a group that small, I believe. It's on the Plaza.

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