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

    1. 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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      1. re: lwoerther

        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

          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

      2. 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/

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

          1. 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.