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Restaurant for Very Large Group (100+)

MASkibride Feb 14, 2008 10:19 AM

I work at a college outside of Boston. We are hosting a group of MBA students from a university in Spain in about a month. We are taking them to dinner on a Friday night. I am looking for restaurant recommendations. The past few years we've gone to Durgin Park in Quincy Market. Good prices and location (plenty of bars around for them to enjoy after dinner) but it's gotten old. We need a new location. Price is an issue. We need to keep the cost to about $35 - $40 per person (that would include one glass of wine with dinner).
Any recommendations/suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.


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  1. Sal Monella RE: MASkibride Feb 14, 2008 11:09 AM

    That's a big crowd. Off the top of my head...how about Kowloon's up on RT1? They're certainly big enough to handle the crowd.

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      MASkibride RE: Sal Monella Feb 14, 2008 11:25 AM

      The group wants/needs to be in Boston.

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        Sal Monella RE: MASkibride Feb 14, 2008 11:27 AM

        I see. Not the most chowish recommendation...Maggiano's in Park Plaza?

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      joebelt RE: MASkibride Feb 14, 2008 11:23 AM

      I think Ten Tables would be good price wise but size wise how small are Spaniards again?

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        BBHound RE: MASkibride Feb 14, 2008 11:31 AM

        That's a tough one. There are only a few dowtown places that can fit that many and those will charge a lot more. The hotels dominate that business.

        One place that could fit is in Chinatown. Chau Chow City has a large banquet room and would be quite reasonable. They serve events family style so guests help themselves to what they like.

        Chau Chow City
        81 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111

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          Bostonbob3 RE: MASkibride Feb 14, 2008 12:27 PM

          Well, you could always do the Barking Crab. With enough notification, I'm sure they'd be able to fit in 100.

          It'd fit your price point, too.

          certainly not the best food in Boston, but it's actually kind of fun every now and then.

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            yumyum RE: Bostonbob3 Feb 14, 2008 12:32 PM

            I think that's a genius rec, Bob. As you say, not the best food on earth, but the location on the water, the copious amounts of alcohol, and the laid back vibe would be perfect.

            If the OP sticks to basics (steamers, chowda, etc.) the food should be acceptable.

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              bostonfoodie111 RE: yumyum Feb 14, 2008 01:07 PM

              or on that same note, what about Summer Shack? I'm sure if you talked to someone in advance you could get a modified menu and do a family style clambake with lobsters? Or better yet, if you have the space somewhere, call Woodmans and have your "party" catered. :) Good Luck!

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