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JNice Sep 24, 2008 12:11 PM

Hello All,

I'm hosting a speaker program, therefore I need a restaurant with a private room. I plan to have approximately 30 attendees. I will have attendees coming from all over Boston (Gov't Ctr, Fenway/Kenmore, Downtown, North End, etc.) and Brookline. What would be a good venue that would be easily accessble to everyone? Also, which place would inspire foodies to make the trip worthwhile.

Thanks so much!

  1. j
    jajjguy Sep 26, 2008 04:05 PM

    Great Bay at the Commonwealth Hotel in Kenmore has a number of private rooms.

    1. BobB Sep 24, 2008 01:09 PM

      It's pricey, but the Capitol Grill on Newbury near the corner of Mass Ave has a private room that seats about 30 - 40 people. Not exactly Chowish but it would certainly be a draw for most non-vegetarians.

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      1. re: BobB
        DonnaG Sep 25, 2008 04:11 AM

        Scampo in the Liberty Hotel has a private room about that size. Not sure if the location/budget work, but the space would.

      2. StevieC Sep 24, 2008 12:52 PM

        Turner Fisheries has a private function room, and is a short walk from the Copley T stop, which is pretty central to the areas you mention.


        The pictures make the room look quite large, so they must be able to section areas off, because times I have been to the restaurant and looked in, it looked like a large conference room.

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        1. re: StevieC
          JNice Sep 25, 2008 12:57 AM

          Turner Fisheries sounds like a great idea! I'll contact them tomorrow.

          1. re: JNice
            JudyHP Sep 25, 2008 05:04 AM

            I went to a holiday function at Turner's private room. It is very separated from the rest of the restaurant and reminded me of a conference room. You may want to go take a look at it then decide. As far as the function itself went, no complaints, but not raving either.

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          Taralli Sep 24, 2008 12:17 PM

          Would help to know how many folks you're expecting.

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          1. re: Taralli
            JNice Sep 24, 2008 12:23 PM

            Somewhere around 30 pp. Thanx!

            1. re: JNice
              Taralli Sep 24, 2008 12:40 PM

              Meant to ask per person budget.

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