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Anyone been to or had a group dinner at Troiani?

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firecracker May 9, 2008 07:58 PM

I'm an event planner looking for a private room in a restaurant for a group of 20 in July. Prefer to stay downtown.

Troiani apparently has a private room (Belvedere) that appears to be ideal. Has anyone eaten at this restaurant?

Opinions, (good, bad and ugly) needed!

Thanks!

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    amyb May 10, 2008 02:33 PM

    I agree, the food at Troiani isn't great. I would recommend Volterra for Italian and their private space is gorgeous. If you need to stay downtown, try the Wild Ginger. Their rooms are nice and the banquet service is always great. Or, Dahlia Lounge may be worth checking out although the menu is not terribly exciting.

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      firecracker May 10, 2008 04:50 PM

      Thanks Roo and amyb. I'm definitely thinking I need to stay away from Troiani. Has anyone tried the Steelhead Diner's private room? Good, bad, fuggedaboutit???

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        amyb May 12, 2008 07:06 PM

        I plan a ton of corporate dinners. I booked Steelhead for a luncheon recently and it was fine. The room is fairly non-discript but food is good. However, it's super casual fare so personally, I think it's a better spot for lunch than dinner.

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      Roo May 10, 2008 11:41 AM

      You can try contacting the Edgewater Hotel to see if their Forest Room (adjacent to Six-Seven restaurant) is available. The view - and prices - are much better than Waterfront.

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        HungWeiLo May 9, 2008 09:31 PM

        They do have a few private rooms for a small to medium size party. They have really good dessert (I liked the creme puffs with ice cream), but the food is just average. Definitely not worth the money IMO.

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          firecracker May 9, 2008 11:07 PM

          What would you suggest, Hungweilo? The company has already told me not to book a rez in the International District - some of our patient/guests may not like the food and I should plan to put the group someplace with a variety of American food. Thought about Waterfront Seafood Grill's glass walled private rooms, but the menu prices there are out of line for a group. Wouldn't mind sending the group into the private rooms at Morton's if it was winter, the sun set early and its was wet and chilly. That's not the case in July. Your thoughts please?

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            HungWeiLo May 11, 2008 12:20 AM

            For a corporate-ish setting, I like Roo's rec for the Edgewater Hotel.

            But if money is no object (sounds like the Company is paying for it), then Troiani shouldn't offend anyone.

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