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.
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....
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.
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.
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!