Lunch in Uptown..oak lawn @lemmon?
My office mates and I work in the Centrum Building in uptown. I don't live around there so when its my turn to pick the restaurant I'm at a loss. There are 10 of us, so it needs to be somewhere where we can sit comfortably together. Any ideas?
Steel is in the building and has a wine room for 10 or more--its pricey but very good sushi and pan asian.
The Hotel across the street has a great lunch and a room for 10 or more. Its american--everything from burgers to steak to great sea food.
Green papaya is great and cheap but tough to get 10 in at the sme time unless you book ahead.
Perry's is very good and as noted above has a reasonably priced lunch menu--splurge and get the brown bag apple pie--trust me.
TomTom in west village is pan asian/sushi and reasonably prced and very good.
Grimaldis pizza in west village is open for lunch and can accomadate 10.
The Club is in the building, good food and service but very expensive.
Id avoid bengal coast.
you should try Tio's Tortas, just west of you on Lemmon. Great mexican (and mexican-inspired) sandwiches. I most recommend the Pavo (turkey) and Arnaldo (pork), but almost everything is good. Also, don't miss the condiment bar on the right side of the restaurant - some great pickles, chipotle ketchup, caramelized onion jam, etc. There are more detail descriptions in other threads, if you're interested.
Mattito's at Maple/Routh. Chicken with mole sauce is superb, and the salsa is very tasty. Plenty of space for that size party, but you should probably try to call ahead.
Herrera's is around the corner from your office (Maple(?), toward Wycliffe).
You could also try Salum at Cole/Fitzhugh. Their lunch offerings are often quite good.
Perry's is great. Green Papaya is good too but not for a group larger than say, 5-6. Place is small. You can also try West Village such as Ferre, Mi Cocina - pretty easy to get in/out at lunchtime and i am sure Ferre takes reservations at lunch. Glorias on Lemmon, although not my fav, is good with a big group and close to your office.