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Dinner for 30-40 people in Sac?

foiegirl Mar 29, 2008 07:48 PM

I am having a birthday dinner for my boyfriend and 30-40 of our closest friends and family. I can't seem to find the perfect place. It will be in early June, so some place with outdoor seating could be nice. I was looking for some place kind of hip and fun, yet classy.We are in our early thirties and no kids will be there. Some place downtown/midtown or relatively close would be ideal. I would appreciate any suggestions and ideas as well. Thanks!

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    dimsumgirl RE: foiegirl Mar 29, 2008 08:51 PM

    Mason's has an outdoor patio. It is in midtown and considered very hip and fun. I have not personally eaten there although many of my friends have. Full disclosure: I am friends with the owner of Mason's.

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      Sacto_Damkier RE: foiegirl Mar 30, 2008 04:09 PM

      Mason's would fit the bill as recommended by dimsumgirl. Another fine place would be the courtyard at Paragary's Bar & Oven which I have always liked, especially in the summer - provided there is a Delta Breeze. PBO also has an extensive group menu with many options. It is in the heart of midtown which offers the guests the opportunity to explore after the meal.

      Paragary's Bar & Oven
      1401 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816

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        foiegirl RE: foiegirl Mar 30, 2008 11:14 PM

        Thanks so much for the recs! I will check both of them out. What about Lucca's it looks like they have a nice patio area, but I haven't eaten there, how's the food?

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          Sacto_Damkier RE: foiegirl Mar 31, 2008 07:05 AM

          Lucca gets decent praise, but I have never had a good entree. This may just be bad luck, but many of my coworkers do not care for the place. One caveat, their warm banana dessert is magnificant!

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            toncasmo RE: Sacto_Damkier Mar 31, 2008 08:56 AM

            i've been to parties at paragarys and they're very nice
            i've also been told that 33rd st has a private room-they have good food

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              PeterL RE: toncasmo Mar 31, 2008 11:09 AM

              Can they fit 30-40 people into their private room at 33rd St. Cafe?

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                ajoe RE: PeterL Apr 2, 2008 07:28 AM

                33rd St's private room fits about 40. I hosted a wedding shower there last year - it is mostly indoors, with a small patio. The most awkward part of it is that you have to go through the restaurant, out through their patio, then to the inside room (essentially right next to the restaurant).

                Other recommendations for a large group are Enotria (though not really dtwn), Mulvaney's - both have nice patios.

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                  souvenir RE: ajoe Apr 2, 2008 11:10 AM

                  I agree with ajoe about the awkward location of the private room at 33rd St. I'm not sure about the numbers it can hold, but the menu is similar at Club Riverside (also owned by the Haines brothers), and the patio would be a lovely setting for a party.

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