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Sep 24, 2008 05:02 PM

Minneapolis: private room for 20

I used to live in Minneapolis and will be returning for a visit. Want to host a dinner for friends (18-20) in a private/semi-private room.

Preferred style? When I lived there, I often visited and very much enjoyed 20-21 at the Walker, 112 Eatery, Cafe Alma and Lurcat. Places of that quality is what I'm after.

Any chowhound recommendations?

Thanks very much.

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  1. You could give the wine room at JP's American Bistro a shot. It is private so you can get a little louder and the various bottles of wine/caskets are a nice backdrop....

    1. Brix Bistro on Excelsior Blvd in St Louis Park has a nice back room - I'm not sure how many it seats but it's a separate room with its own music controls and a large rectangle table. I want to say that it seats maybe 15-20. The food is pretty good, and drinks are excellent. I had dinner in that room about a year ago and thought it was ideal for a group.

      1. If you are the adventurous sort and are willing to drive to that foreign city of St. Paul, the Downtowner Woodfire Grill has a private room that will accommodate up to 34. Excellent food, great owner, and highly rated. Located on West 7th, a couple of blocks from Xcel Center. Check out their web site for more info on the private room.

        1. Cortez, if it's not too late, check this old thread for a few more ideas:

          I was asking for "safe" food for my very traditional-tastebudded inlaws, but a few of the suggested places are closer to the Alma/20-21/Lurcat/112 vein - like Muffuletta, Solera and W.A. Frost.

          By the way, Vincent and Alma have upstairs rooms (open to the main area) that would probably work for your size of a group. Give them a call!


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          1. re: AnneInMpls

            Thanks very much, Anne. I was not aware that Vincent and Alma have upstairs rooms.