Need a recommendation for a small (~20) family post wedding lunch or dinner
Looking for a recommendation for a nice Saturday lunch or dinner after a small, family wedding ceremony., prefer lunch. Not looking to have the ceremony at the restaurant. Would like to have a private room or even a small restaurant that could do private lunch just for us (handicap accessible). Would like to stay away from bigger venues.
Group size: 20 to 25
Location: Boston metro...reasonable drive from Waltham/Lexington area but would consider Boston also
Budget: ~$75-$100 pp (of course could be lower :-))
Time frame: end of May
Food: need variety...teenagers to grandmas, conservative to adventurous eaters...I find most function rooms give you a limited menu (1 or 2 choices)...would love to have a full menu.
Thanks for the help.
If you would be willing to explore the Quincy area, we had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding in the wine cellar at ALBA in Quincy Center...about 24 people, our meals (which included salad, entree, and dessert) were between $30 and $40 per person. I chose two entrees for people to choose from, salmon and steak with shrimp, but one member of my wedding party is vegetarian and allergic to tomatoes....I called the restaurant a few days beforehand and let them know my special request, and they accommodated to a T at no extra cost. They're a Mediterranean steakhouse, if that helps you guess the cuisine, but I think your "conservative" eaters will be happy. My dad is very picky but tucked right it. He doesn't like shrimp so his crustacean went to my mother. And the ages of my party went from my husband's nine year old niece to his eighty year old grandmother, with a bunch of our thirty-something friends and fifty-ish parents in between. Geographically our guests ranged from Las Vegas to Pennsylvania to Boston, and the cuisine appealed to them all.
I think they would have let us order from the full menu if we had wanted, but choosing limited entrees helped us keep the costs down! Even with such a small party.