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Apr 18, 2009 10:23 AM

Dinner for 14 in Cleveland

We will be in the suburbs of Cleveland next week on the East Side (Beachwood, etc.). There are 14 of us in our party ranging in ages from 3 to 60's and we are looking for casual (but good) places to eat where they can accommodate our whole party.

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  1. I haven't eaten around there for maybe 15 years, but I remember Corky and Lenny's delis. If you like a real deli, I enjoyed that. Very casual.

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    1. re: Chris Weber

      I would skip the lone remaining Corky & Lenny's. You can do much better. As Kelli requested - info on ethnicities and price range would help.

    2. The east side has a wide range of food offered in causal locations, so I could better recommend a restaurant if I knew your price range and what ethnicities you prefer.

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      1. re: Kelli2006

        Since we do have some young ones we can not go too crazy with the ethnic cuisine, so I would say American, Italian & Chinese should be safe bets. And as for price I would say moderate since it could get crazy with that many people!

        1. re: StephSky

          Steph - The "best" restaurant that almost meets your criteria is Moxie. They can easily accommodate your group with just a little notice, and the food is fabulous. They may be a little pricey for your group for dinner, though - but lunch is very reasonable and well worth the stop. Go early with kids and it shouldn't be a problem.

          There is a lovely Italian restaurant on Mayfield Road called Arrabiata that, again with a smidge of notice to arrange tables, could well accommodate your party. Simple, delicious, inexpensive, fresh food.

          For Chinese, you might try Cleveland Asiatown ( Siam Cafe, Li Wah, and Bo Loong could all accommodate your group with tasty food at great prices. Siam is my favorite of the three, followed by Li Wah.

          For a taste of something different - Istanbul Red Square (formerly called Antalya) on Mayfield Road offers Russian-Mediterranean food that ranges from falafel and gyro to beef borscht - prices are very reasonable and they have lots of space!

          Though it is part of a chain, Original Pancake House in Woodmere is very popular for breakfast and lunch, and they have a back room that could be yours if you ask in advance - every dish comes with pancakes; kids will especially love it. The franchise is locally owned and operated.

          I'm sure others will also chime in; I'll return if I think of more! Have a great trip and report back!

          Siam Cafe
          3951 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114

          Moxie Restaurant
          3355 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122

          Arrabiata's Italian Restaurant
          6169 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124

          Li Wah Restaurant
          2999 Payne Ave Ste 102, Cleveland, OH 44114

          Bo Loong Chinese Restaurant
          3922 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114

          Antalya Red Square
          5131 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124

          Original Pancake House
          28700 Chagrin Blvd Ste 16, Beachwood, OH 44122