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Apr 24, 2008 01:10 PM

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

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. 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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    1. re: maplesugar

      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!

      1. re: Jigga

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

    2. Go enjoy the private room at Redwater Grille on McLeod

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

        1. 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

          1. Ed's has small private rooms that would fit 12 and it's "not too pricey"