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mike62 Nov 5, 2007 08:03 AM

Starting a dinner club type event for my friends and I. I am looking for restaurants that can handle agroup of 12-16 peolpe all at the same table or at least two tables of 6-8 people. Price is not that big of a deal, food and service are more important. We are starting out at Edo's and I all ready know about Mama Zu's.

Thanks

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    AMFM Nov 5, 2007 05:25 PM

    I would think that MANY places could do that and may even have separate rooms. What type of food do you want or what area of town?

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      Janet from Richmond Nov 6, 2007 04:07 AM

      Off the top of my head....Comfort, Sensi, Six Burner, CanCan, Chez Max, Avalon. I think Karsen's may have a private room.

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        AMFM Nov 6, 2007 07:01 AM

        while they don't have a separate room, patina grill was really great and blocked off an area for us for 24. 2 tables of 12. our group has done dinners at chez max as well (as mentioned above).

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        mike62 Nov 6, 2007 05:27 PM

        Not interested in any certain type of food, just looking to get out and try new places. While most of us live in the Fan area, we have nothing against branching out to other areas of town. It's easier to get people motivated if it's a group thing vs 3-4 people.

        Just got back from Edo's, it was great and we had a wonderful time and fairly resonable!

        Wil check out all of your recomendations, Thanks for the advice.

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          AlliRIC Nov 12, 2007 07:49 AM

          Mekong has great food (Vietnamese) and can accommodate huge groups. They have the best and most affordable beer list in the city, and can please ravenous carnivores and the strictest vegans. And the will split the ticket as many ways as required! It's a fun place for big groups.

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            Janet from Richmond Nov 13, 2007 04:41 AM

            Great suggestion with Mekong. I agree that should definitely be on the list.

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          jpoythress Nov 12, 2007 12:18 PM

          Definitely try Zuppa's on 18th in Shockoe Bottom. They will be able to accomodate you and the food is excellent. It is run by two young chefs who started out small (across the street) and have expanded their space and menu across the street. I love their soups...but everything is good and not expensive.

          1. Den Nov 12, 2007 02:44 PM

            I made another post about it but we were in town for the weekend from Philly and just happened upon dd33. It's an Asian bistro and although it's in a strip center, it has a really stylish interior and the food was fantastic. You may want to call them and see if they could accomodate you.

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              pollychowing Nov 13, 2007 06:46 PM

              A wonderful place for group experimenting is Ipenema, a Brazilian restaurant no. on Cox rd off Bd st. My husband and I gave it a try several weeks ago,and it delivered. Sleek, modern and the meat lover's solution, it serves grilled meats on skewers until you say "no more". starting with chicken, be modest here, cheaper cuts of beef, leading to "prime" rib, lamb and finally filet mignon it all keeps coming. The salad/veggie bar is fulfilling, too - prix fx is $25. Formal,Brazilian servers are never far from another offering. Try it; it's fun and different.

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                Janet from Richmond Nov 15, 2007 07:38 AM

                Hubby and I tried Carena's Jamaican Grill (the new Sneed place) last night and had a very good meal and it's spacious enough to accommodate a group and reasonably priced.

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