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Help! Need rec for (semi) private dining room for small retirement party (Calgary)

Jigga Apr 24, 2008 01:10 PM

My sister in law is planning a small retirement party for my father in law, to be held in Calgary next Friday evening. She has asked me for a recommendation for a private or semi-private dining room in a restaurant that is, to use her words, "not too pricey".

There will be 8 adults and 4 kids in the group (kids ages 2 through 12). We don't want to cater to the kids' food needs in our restaurant choice (they'll eat anything or nothing, regardless), just our need to not disturb other diners with their noise/movement.

We had originally thought of Salt Lik (not my favourite place, but it's centrally located and has a private room downstairs), but it's booked. And my father in law wanted to go to Namskar (he loves Indian food), but they need a larger group to book their private room.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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  1. maplesugar RE: Jigga Apr 24, 2008 05:38 PM

    My first thought was Moti Mahal, since your FIL loves Indian food. I haven't been there in awhile but everytime we have food and service have been excellent. I don't think (unless it's out of the way) they have a private room though... however it's not a quiet-as-a-mouse kind of place either. Centini has a private room, as does Divino, but I'm worried they're a bit out of your SIL's "not too pricey" price range(it's all relative mind you...some places are a whole lot steeper).

    I dunno that I've been any real help here sorry. Good luck, and let us know where you end up :)

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      Jigga RE: maplesugar Apr 25, 2008 07:40 AM

      I'll check on Moti Mahal, and you're probably right about Centini and Divino being too pricey. We're looking into Wildwood and Redwater right now, as I understand that they have private rooms.

      Thanks for the suggestions though - it's hard to find a place that meets the requirements!

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        toutefrite RE: Jigga Apr 25, 2008 02:27 PM

        The room at Wildwood is quite nice. "cozy" feel to it, I have seen a lot of baby showers, parties there.

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      hclass RE: Jigga Apr 25, 2008 08:37 AM

      Go enjoy the private room at Redwater Grille on McLeod

      1. CookieGal RE: Jigga Apr 26, 2008 09:57 AM

        the Ranch has a wonderful private dining room, and the food is amazing, in a beautiful location.

        1. Major_9000 RE: Jigga Apr 27, 2008 12:42 AM

          There is a new small bistro in Mackenzie Towne called the Hidden Chef - The owner/chef is super nice. I bet she'd do a special function for just your group and it would probably be very cosy and not super expensive.

          Here is a link to her website http://www.thehiddenchef.com/

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            hsk RE: Jigga Apr 28, 2008 07:37 AM

            Ed's has small private rooms that would fit 12 and it's "not too pricey" http://www.edsrestaurant.com/eds/edsm...

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              lynnrb RE: Jigga Apr 30, 2008 12:35 PM

              I noticed a private dining area (enough for 12 people) at Joey Tomato's in Crowfoot that looked really quite nice. Kids would be comfortable and its not too expensive. So depends on what quadrant you want to go in the city

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