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Shantelletaylor Nov 5, 2007 03:51 PM

I'm planning a holiday dinner for a group of twenty. We want to go to a lovely, special restaurant with great food and excellent service. This is our annual holiday dinner and we really want it to be fun, classy and would love a unique experience. We were thinking La Fondue, Spaghettinis, Agora Churrascaria, Mastros or Wicked Garden. Any comments or additional suggestions?

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  1. burumun RE: Shantelletaylor Nov 6, 2007 12:46 PM

    I think La Fondue would be a really fun experience and they have really good food there IMO (http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...
    )They can probably accomodate a group of twenty although I've never tried.
    On the other hand, Mastro's always good :)

    1. ragazza RE: Shantelletaylor Nov 6, 2007 01:01 PM

      also check out Mr. Stox and The White House

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        woojink RE: Shantelletaylor Nov 6, 2007 01:12 PM

        Napa Rose. You'll be happy, impressed and so will your guests. They can also do a private room with your own patio if you'd like for your party. I've booked that on several occasions.

        1. kc girl RE: Shantelletaylor Nov 7, 2007 05:55 PM

          Of your choices, my opinion is go to Spaghettini's because of the entire picture. Probably be music. Menu is very large and though Italian, has a very good variety of choices. And, food quality is good. Good parking - no valet required.

          For over-the-top ambience (in red room, green room, or bistro jazz lounge in beige and flora), good service, and good French food, I would suggest Chat Noir in Costa Mesa. Paid parking or valet near Mastro's.

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            miam miam RE: kc girl Nov 7, 2007 10:33 PM

            Chat Noir is now a Savannah . . . they've changed the menu a bit - from what I understand - but the interior remains the same.

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            countergirl RE: Shantelletaylor Nov 8, 2007 02:33 PM

            My vote would be for Mr Stox or Five Crowns. During the holidays they have carolers dressed in holiday apparel going from table to table singing Christmas caroles. I love the Melting Pot and La Fondue but sometimes ordering with a large group of people can be really confusing.

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