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Pasadena restaurant for holiday business lunch

mwalton Nov 13, 2008 09:16 AM

Hello chowhounders,
I've been given the task to find a restaurant for our holiday lunch. Here are my requirements:

1. in the Pasadena area
2. must have vegetarian options
3. have a private room option or at least a quiet area we could sit in, we don't want to be in the middle of a noisy restaurant
4. for a group of 11
5. around $30/person including tax and tip

Any suggestions???

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  1. ipsedixit RE: mwalton Nov 13, 2008 11:41 AM

    How about Smitty's Grill? They've got private rooms and I believe the me should be able to accomodate vegetarians.

    1. Vaya Con Carne RE: mwalton Nov 13, 2008 11:48 AM

      A couple years ago my company's holiday lunch was at Il Fornaio, and it was surprisingly good. There definitely were vegetarian options, and IIRC they have several rooms.

      Il Fornaio
      24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

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        magicapple RE: mwalton Nov 13, 2008 03:32 PM

        I've been to a holiday lunch at Bistro 45. They have a nice private room and I'm pretty sure they would offer a vegetarian menu option.

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          mocro RE: mwalton Nov 13, 2008 09:43 PM

          Celestino (Italian) on South Lake Avenue has a nice private room and good food. $30pp including tax/tip would be tight unless you stick to pasta but I'd give them a call. Lots of vegetarian options.

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