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Outdoor Birthday Dinner Rec in Seattle

adamb0mb Jul 16, 2008 09:24 AM

My girlfriend's birthday is coming up, and we (her friends and I) want to have a group dinner somewhere. Here is what we're working with:
* 10 - 20 people
* Want to be outdoors
* Less than $20 per person (not including drinks)
* In Seattle (or pretty damned close)

What do you guys think would be good?

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    zoogrrrl Jul 16, 2008 10:24 PM

    I'd go for the Pink Door. If you eat on the bar side of the deck, you can get away with spending less on food and still have access to the dinner menu. Great drinks, including my favorite mojito. I'm not sure on the reservation front, but you could get there at the opportune time.

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    1. re: zoogrrrl
      Lauren Jul 17, 2008 09:26 AM

      I called for a reservation on the patio at the Pink Door and they told me that they only take reservations for parties up to 6 people. 10 - 20 people will be very tough to fit in without a reservation.

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      violiness Jul 16, 2008 05:19 PM

      Agua Verde!

      1. barleywino Jul 16, 2008 03:17 PM

        you might be able to reserve the deck at Ponti's

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        1. re: barleywino
          laurahutch Jul 16, 2008 04:03 PM

          But I don't know that Ponti's will come close to $20/head. What about the outside seating at the Pink Door? I thought about Agua Verde too, but the reservations thing is a drag. Also, it's not glamorous in the least but the Azteca on Eastlake has a good sized deck and you'd definitely be able to stay within your budget. (I know, I know, Azteca! But adamb0mb's requirements said nothing about decent food... plus I kind of adore their fajita quesdilla). Good luck!

          1. re: laurahutch
            bluedog67 Jul 16, 2008 04:34 PM

            what about the interior patio at Serafina?

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          PAO Jul 16, 2008 02:45 PM

          Agua Verde has a sun porch with windows that open., and it's right next to the water. I don't know if they take reservations. You could do that for less than $20 per head

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          1. re: PAO
            GreenYoshi Jul 16, 2008 03:40 PM

            They don't usually do reservation, but maybe for 20...
            (although, EVERYONE wants to sit out there, so I kinda feel like you'd be a jerk for taking up that entire space for your own crew)

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            akq Jul 16, 2008 11:49 AM

            Maybe call Ray's Cafe? They have a nice big deck - maybe they would take a reservation for 10-20. Not sure.

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              GreenYoshi Jul 16, 2008 11:39 AM

              10-20 outside is a pretty tough order...
              That's pretty much all of the outdoor seats at most places.

              I was just at Eastlake B&G last week, and they have that kind of space.
              Nothing outstanding, but it's pretty good restaurant/bar food (and it keeps you solidly under your max budget). The burgers are solid if not a little overcooked. Beer selection is decent.

              I hear they also have a private deck somewhere, but I've never been.

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