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Private Room in Dallas area for 30th Birthday Party

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DFWFOODIE Mar 16, 2009 06:58 PM

I am trying to host a 30th birthday dinner for a friend for about 15-20 people and would like a private room. It could be anywhere from Oak Cliff to N. Dallas. I would like the food to be pretty good and be around $35/person not including drinks (some place not too upscale and not too casual). I have come up with only 2 places: The Grape (but seems too romantic althoug food's good) or Tillman's Roadhouse (haven't been but heard good things &private room looks great). I would greatly appreaciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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    DFWFOODIE RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 16, 2009 07:00 PM

    Btw this is my very 1st post. Not sure if it's okay...suggestions & comments will be appreciated!

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      ldascha RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 16, 2009 07:12 PM

      Sevy's is a good choice in North Dallas; has a private room and a menu of variety; chef owned.
      St. Martin's on Greenville, nice private room, very reasonable menu; excellent private room service for your party; and in the Greenville neighborhood. Nice combination.

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        DFWFOODIE RE: ldascha Mar 17, 2009 05:37 PM

        I've heard of Sevy's but never been. I'll take a look at both. Thanks so much for the suggestions.

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        bdunk11 RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 17, 2009 06:09 AM

        Try Newport's Seafood. http://www.newportsrestaurant.com/

        We had a birthday party for my wife there a couple of years back and had a great time. They have a private room and will work with you on various options for price.

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          DFWFOODIE RE: bdunk11 Mar 17, 2009 05:39 PM

          Thanks! I didn't even know this restaurant existed. I live pretty close to it...can't believe I haven't been. I'll check it out.

        2. Dallas Alice RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 18, 2009 08:14 AM

          Consider Ziziki's at Travis Walk.

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            Tunawookie RE: Dallas Alice Mar 19, 2009 05:23 AM

            Not too far from Dallas, but chamberlain's fish market has a couple of different sized private rooms. LOVE that place, never had a bad experience and always great food

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              Plano Rose RE: Tunawookie Mar 19, 2009 08:39 AM

              I'll second Chamberlain's fish market in Addison. Nice place.

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            jindomommy RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 19, 2009 09:14 PM

            Hi! Welcome to the board. Steel has a private room. Though, it is pricey. Tillman's is pretty good, but can be noisy. Bread Winner's in Uptown can section off an area for you. This is my own preference, but I tend to go ethnic. I think El Ranchito on Jefferson would be so much fun. It totally depends on what you want. Let us know and we will keep the suggestions rolling...

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              DFWFOODIE RE: jindomommy Mar 26, 2009 08:32 AM

              I really wanted to do Tillman's, but it didn't work out after all. Thank u for the suggestions. I decided to go with Celebration Restaurant. I have called so many places and stressed too much about it. In the end, i chose someplace low key and comfortable. I really appreciate all the suggestions jindomommy!

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              simply_victoria RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 21, 2009 11:15 AM

              Oh, I love Tillman's private room. I think its beautiful, and I love Tillman's. I I have another suggestion because I just discovered it about a month ago. Sushi Sake up in Richardson opened a private room in back. It looks gorgeous.

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                DFWFOODIE RE: simply_victoria Mar 23, 2009 10:03 AM

                Thank you for the suggestion. I love sushi and do enjoy Sushi Sake, but i don't think everyone feels that way. Do you recommend any cooked food off their menu? I personally haven't tried anything put sashimi there. Thanks again!

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                  simply_victoria RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 24, 2009 08:18 PM

                  Ohhh. I have to admit, I have mostly eaten only raw there. We did get the tempura for an appetizer once, and it was pretty good, but I have never really had a meal there that wasn't sushi or sashimi.

                  But the room is really cool.

              2. LewisvilleHounder RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 21, 2009 08:07 PM

                Saigon Block in Richardson (outside your range) just opened....best looking Vietnamese restaurant that I have been to no private room. You also could definitely pass on the $35/person. They have a fried catfish dish that is the house specialty on the weekends....Ca Lon. I went two weekends ago and the place was packed and every table had the fish. It was a very good version of it too.

                Also it is a bit further than say N. Dallas but Little Sichuan in Plano is a definite contender. They have a side room that is generally used for large parties. $35/person would get you all stuffed on dishes you have never seen before. It is where I go when I want locally grown Chinese dishes and also spicy Chinese. The cold Sichuan cucumbers are very good.

                I am with jindomommy.....I would go with the ethnic places but then again I drive all over for the food.

                http://www.saigonblock.com/index.php

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                  DFWFOODIE RE: LewisvilleHounder Mar 26, 2009 08:27 AM

                  Thank you lewisville hounder. I love ethnic places, but was trying to stay away from at least asian b/c a lot of us eat asian food pretty frequently. I should've mentioned that in the post, but i want to try Saigon Block if you recommend it. Sounds great! Thanks again...i really appreciate it.

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                  pepper131 RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 23, 2009 07:28 AM

                  Cliff Cafe at Belmont Hotel has a room seperate from the main dining area. And...killer drinks.
                  I like Tillman's too.

                  1. EmoryJ RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 24, 2009 08:19 PM

                    I'm not sure if Dean Fearing's place has a private room that large, but he's far and away my favorite Dallas chef

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                      simply_victoria RE: EmoryJ Mar 25, 2009 07:32 AM

                      And I don't think you could get away with $35 per person at Fearings.

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                        DFWFOODIE RE: simply_victoria Mar 26, 2009 08:25 AM

                        Thanks emory j & simply victoria! I haven't been to Fearing's but from what I know, you're right...pretty pricey and prolly too upscale. I'll have to try it another day...hopefully soon.

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                      DFWFOODIE RE: DFWFOODIE Mar 26, 2009 08:36 AM

                      THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE WONDERFUL SUGGESTIONS! I HAVE DECIDED TO GO WITH CELEBRATIONS RESTAURANT. IT'S NOT EXACTLY WHAT I HAD IN MIND IN THE BEGINNING, BUT AFTER ALL THE STRESS OF LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT PLACE, I JUST WANTED SOMETHING LOW KEY AND VERY COMFORTABLE. BESIDES I DON'T THING THERE EVEN EXISTS A RESTAURANT WITH ALL OF MY DEMANDS & EXPECTATIONS.. HEE!

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