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.
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 (www.clevelandasiatown.com). 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!
3951 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
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