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Detroit Suburbs - Work party in Troy/Birmingham?

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Ludlows23 Nov 6, 2007 11:22 AM

Hi fellow ChowHounders! I am in charge of planning a work party in the Troy/Birmingham area - its a drinks/apps kind of thing - with approx 80-100 people during the week. In past years we have held it at Maggiano's and McCormick & Schmicks. I'm looking for some new ideas - any help?

Thanks!

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    cherie Nov 6, 2007 01:29 PM

    Forte does a nice job in their private room. Not sure if it is big enough for your group though.
    Try Big Rock too. They do tons of parties for all sizes.

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      mdepsmom Nov 6, 2007 01:41 PM

      Try Larcos, at 16 & Livernois. They have a great room downstairs. Their private room has a separate bar and restrooms. It's very nice.

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        grouper Nov 6, 2007 02:08 PM

        I agree with Forte'. I had just checked them out for a smaller party a few weeks ago. I thought they said that it could seat 140, but not sure. They were really helpful so last week I went on a scouting trip for dinner and it was great. I liked that the private room still had full length windows that faced Old Woodward and I would have to imagine that it would be beautiful at the holidays. We also looked at Cameron's Steak House as they also have a private room.

        1. coney with everything Nov 7, 2007 06:40 AM

          We did a holiday party (lunch) once for about 100 people at Camp Ticonderoga in Troy--they gave us the room upstairs, limited choice menu but an appetizer bar to begin with. A good time was had by all--the atmosphere is very "up north" and it was nicely decorated.

          I'd check out the Kruse and Muer on Wilshire...no personal experience, just heard good things.

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            cfisch Nov 7, 2007 07:16 AM

            Stay away from Larco's! They tend to be a real pain in the A--! when dealing with groups

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