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Large Group Dinner

globalevent Jan 19, 2009 09:04 AM

I'm seeking a location for a private dinner for 100 business visitors to NO. We're staying at the Westin Canal Place and would prefer to stay within 20 minutes drive of the hotel. My preference is either a private room or to buy out the restaurant for the night. I'd like to either find innovative regional cuisine or impeccable traditional fare. Ideally, the restaurant should have a single room that will accommodate the group. Thank you for your suggestions. ~ Aron

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    dookie_doo RE: globalevent Jan 19, 2009 12:10 PM

    I find Muriel's Jackson Square to be a wonderful location, ambiance and price point for large groups. You can rent out the upstairs. http://www.muriels.com/html/privatepa...

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      edible complex RE: dookie_doo Jan 19, 2009 02:20 PM

      Muriel's is walking distance from the Westin. I've had many functions there with great success.
      also check out:

    2. N.O.Food RE: globalevent Jan 19, 2009 02:19 PM

      August, Commander's, Galatoire's, and Ralph's on the park are all good options, although I'm not sure if any of them can accomodate 100 in the same room. Not a fan of Muriel's.

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        montzy RE: N.O.Food Jan 19, 2009 02:28 PM

        I wasn't a great fan of Muriel's either, but since Ralph's on the Park's chef (Gus Martin) has moved to Muriel's, I tried it again, and I thought it was good. Also, Antoine's has a large private room and is one of New Orleans's great restaurants.

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        Samuel Smith RE: globalevent Jan 20, 2009 08:36 AM

        Cuvee might be an option. I think they have the space. It would have to be a restaurant buyout, as there is no private room.

        1. Bill Hunt RE: globalevent Jan 20, 2009 06:46 PM

          We attended a business dinner, with reception, and awards, for ~250 at Broussard's. Everything was very good to excellent. I was impressed. It had been years, since we last dined there, but they handled it perfectly.

          I was an attendee, and not an organizer, so I cannot comment on what was requested, what was delivered, and what the charges were.


          Broussard's Restaurant & Patio
          819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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            globalevent RE: globalevent Jan 30, 2009 07:26 AM

            Thank you everyone for your suggestions, we haven't made a decision, but I'll check back and let you know what we decided.

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              mumba RE: globalevent Jan 31, 2009 07:29 AM

              Cuvee does do buy outs. Chowhound requires, that as the mother of the chef de cuisine at Cuvee, i must disclose my affiliation.

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                N.O.Food RE: mumba Jan 31, 2009 09:54 AM

                How much is a buy-out at Cuvee? We looked at that option for our wedding, but I want to say it was in the 15-20k dollar range. I can't remember for sure though. Whatever it was, it was a little too rich for our blood.

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                  globalevent RE: mumba Feb 5, 2009 01:30 PM

                  Mumba - Cuvee is definitely on our short list. :)

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