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Private Dining Room in Denver for 80th birthday celebration

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Our extended family is gathering in Denver in February 09 to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. One grandchild from each of her 3 son's families is currently living in Colorado, so we determined this would be a convenient place to gather the clan, but the rest of us are from out of state.

We are staying at the Gregory Inn @ Araphahoe & 25th.

We are looking for a restaurant, preferably not too far away from the Inn, with a private room that can accommodate 22 people. Needs to be quiet, most importantly--so a completely private room would be best. Cost is not so much a factor--you only turn 80 once, right!

We tried the Buenos Aires Grill but they told us they could not book into 2009. (?)

Any recommendations would be most welcome. We are really starting from scratch--we don't know Denver.

Many thanks.

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  1. One place that comes to mind is a Denver classic - Strings

    http://www.stringsrestaurant.com

    They have a well know local chef who recently returned to the area - Aaron Whitcomb. Also I think not too far from Arapaphoe and 25th- they are on 17th. I know they have at least one private room. Not sure on size.

    I am sure people will have other suggestions. That one came to mind. I am not real familiar with which places have private rooms or at least secluded areas.

    Maybe Kevin Taylor or Palace Arms in the Brown Palace? On the more expensive end though,

    http://www.brownpalace.com/dining/pal...

    http://www.ktrg.net/

    Panzanos - A dinner in the wine cellar would be cool

    http://www.panzano-denver.com/index.html

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    1. re: ColoradoFun

      The Strings website says they have private rooms that accommodate for up to seventy.
      http://stringsrestaurant.com/private-...

    2. Several years ago we celebrated my Aunt's 80th birthday at the Wellshire Inn on South Colorado Blvd. We had a private dining room with about 25 people. It was very elegant and the food was very good.

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      Wellshire Inn
      3333 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

      1. Good evening, my name is Corin Dalton . I am the manager of the Palace Arms at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. I noticed your posting was sent some time ago. I wanted to inquire as to if you have found a venue, if not I would be happy to have you join us in the Palace Arms for the 80th birthday celebration. Please view our website at brownpalace.com or feel free to contact me at 303-297-3111 and we can work out the details. I will be out of the office until 1/16/09, but I will be checking messages throught the week.
        Thank you, Corin Dalton