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steveb Feb 18, 2008 02:01 PM

8 of us-all grownups want a KCMO (we will be in Plaza, Midtown area) resto for birthday dinner next Saturday where we aren't crushed to death by the crowd and can hear ourselves talk. 2 are vegetarians. Boling's, Aladdin Cafe??
Help please. Thanks.

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    jdl98 RE: steveb Feb 18, 2008 02:08 PM

    Bluestem, BlueBird Bistro (especially good for the vegetarians but good overall).

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      zataar RE: jdl98 Feb 18, 2008 04:12 PM

      Room 39, if you book in advance. Pangea, as well.

    2. Irishbeer4me RE: steveb Feb 18, 2008 11:25 PM

      I also like BlueBird Bistro for your group, the vegeterians will be very happy as will as the rest of the diners. Also for a grownup pizza place , try Pizzabella(1810 Baltimore) the pizzas are out of this world, they also have great selection of Antipasta's and pizzas for the vegetarians.

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        Lpflaum RE: steveb Feb 19, 2008 09:09 AM

        I believe there is a Thai Place down there. I'm not sure if everyone in your party likes thai food, but they will make it spicy to order (i like spice, but i do NOT reccomend surpassing the "medium" level... ever... its ridiculous) and there are lots of vegetarian options, it was one of my favorite places to go during my vegetarian phase

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          goroe RE: steveb Feb 19, 2008 01:42 PM

          I'd suggest Carmen's in Brookside (sit Upstairs for a nice party of 8) real food, great wine/drinks- some atmosphere - you can chat with each other, linger and eat well.

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            ccbraley RE: steveb Feb 25, 2008 06:50 PM

            I would second Pizza Bella's and add Sarah's on Grand. Sarah's might be a little quieter.

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              boagman RE: steveb Feb 25, 2008 08:35 PM

              Based on people I trust from another food site, I'd have to second the recommendation for bluestem, and throw one out for Justus Drugs. Both appear to have *gobs* of quality to spare, and sound fan-freaking-tastic for a gorup of eight, especially if they're at least half-adventurous eaters.

              I wish we had some places like this in Detroit, honestly.

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