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SEA - restaurant for group of 30?

thevioletpear Apr 22, 2008 06:33 AM

I am looking for a special place to celebrate a 40th birthday for a friend. The location it was going to be held at didn't work out so now we are searching last minute (Birthday is May 10th) for a new place. Does anyone have a suggestion for a restaurant that has a room that can accommodate about 30 people? Thanks!

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  1. jodymaryk RE: thevioletpear Apr 22, 2008 09:29 AM

    I know a lot of people on this board don't like it but The Wild Ginger has a number of rooms upstairs that can be expanded to hold more people for parties. They have a fairly large menu that should satisfy most people.

    Just a thought!

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      mrnelso RE: thevioletpear Apr 22, 2008 10:43 PM

      I do not know the capacity of the venue, but Hale's Ales has a room upstairs and pretty good grub, for a pub.

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        MaggieSue RE: thevioletpear Apr 23, 2008 07:04 AM

        Volterra in Ballard has a private event space, as does Palace (but that may be too big for 30). I think O'Asian does large/private parties. Or, for something casual, Tap House Grill.

        Another thougth is the Big Picture (cinema below El Gaucho on First Ave). They do private events in that space which is more of a reception event space than a sit down dinner.

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          bluedog67 RE: MaggieSue Apr 23, 2008 12:30 PM

          Boat Street has a side room, called Boat St Kitchen, they use for events. Yum!

          You could try Uptown Hideaway. You'd also have to find a caterer, but the space is lovely.

          http://seattle.citysearch.com/roundup... - A list of spaces/restaurants with how many people they can accomodate.

          Good luck!

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          ceester RE: thevioletpear Apr 23, 2008 12:46 PM

          How about Vios Cafe, they rent out the whole place for events and it holds about 60 people. I went to a wedding reception there, great place and great food.

          1. terrier RE: thevioletpear Apr 23, 2008 02:57 PM

            Elysian Fields has a good sized private room with a decent atmosphere and food.

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              firecracker RE: thevioletpear Apr 23, 2008 06:49 PM

              It's a chain, but Maggiano's in Bellevue has 5 private rooms. Sounds like your group would fit in the DiCarlo Room which has a max capacity of 48.

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