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Private Event in MN

EPGoodstein Jul 21, 2008 01:55 PM

Greetings Chowhounders. I am looking for a space to host a private event (maybe 25 people) in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Any suggestions? My hope was a non-chain resturant that is easy to get to with ample parking and a private room for lunch....

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    WaiterEater Jul 27, 2008 09:42 AM

    I might suggest Il Vesco Vino off of Selby/Dale in Saint Paul. I talk about them alot because I dont think people have rediscovered it. Check out there website.

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      St Paul Susie Jul 22, 2008 04:25 PM


      W.A. Frost & Co
      374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

      Lexington Restaurant
      1096 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

      253 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

      1. cheeseguysgirl Jul 22, 2008 01:17 PM

        This isn't a restaurant, but rather a space. Create Dining Studio is run by Chef Philip Dorwart (from Tryg's, Table of Contents, etc). He and his staff could cater a delicious lunch, it's private, not a chain, and the space has plenty of parking.

        www.createcaters.com is the website

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          St Paul Susie Jul 22, 2008 12:55 PM

          any type of food you are looking for? or looking to stay away from?

          2 crowd pleasing non chains in St Paul with nicer rooms.....

          Both easy to get to from 94 or 35E and have dedicated parking lots.

          The Lexington - old fashioned steaks & service to match. Good menu options & they do a ton of events in the room behind the bar.

          The Downtowner Woodfire Grill - more of an updated menu. Great service etc. They have a nice sized room which I'm fairly certain can hold 25.

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            soupkitten Jul 22, 2008 01:14 PM

            also in st paul-- w.a. frost, many private rooms/areas

            jax cafe in ne mpls
            jp's american bistro lyn/lake mpls

            agree that a couple pointers wrt food & service preferences would be helpful

            1. re: soupkitten
              St Paul Susie Jul 22, 2008 04:23 PM

              ditto on frost - yum

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            SmartCookie Jul 21, 2008 03:15 PM

            Bulldog NE has a nice, private backroom/bar that is perfect for a crowd that size - I had a work dinner event there and everyone liked it.


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