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Our on-line Pinochle league will be meeting in Phoenix this January, staying near the 3000 block of Van Buren. League members come from many different states. We have previously been to Knock Kneed Lobster on Washington and Bill Johnson's on Van Buren chosen primarily for their close locations. While we could and would go back to either, this year we are looking for different suggestions. We would prefer any in the same general area that would be able to accomodate a group of about 20. We are very flexible about food type, menu or price range. As the coordinator for this group, I am looking for something to WOW them. We will be traveling in numerous vehicles so closer rather than farther is preferrable so that we don't lose any in the travel. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'd recommend the Stockyards. It's a classic steakhouse and a bit of Phoenix history. It's located on Washington St just east of 48th St. They could easily accomodate a group of 20.

    On 44th St., just north of Van Buren, there's the COFCO Chinese Cultural Center. Of the various restaurants there, I think Golden Buddha could best handle a larger group. They serve dim sum at lunch, and a full menu is always available.

    In the opposite direction, la Tolteca is at 12th St. & Van Buren. It's a great place for a casual Mexican meal.

    Continuing past 7th Street into Downtown, District American Kitchen at the Sheraton hotel is quite nice and could handle your group easily.

    Tradiciones at 16th St. & Roosevelt is a full service Mexican restaurant that could easily accomodate your group.

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    Tradiciones
    1602 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

    La Tolteca
    1205 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

    Golden Buddha
    668 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Stockyards Restaurant
    5009 E Washington St Ste 115, Phoenix, AZ 85034

    District
    340 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ

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    1. re: silverbear

      Thank you - several great suggestions here.

    2. My favorite place to hit if we happen to arrive near mealtime or if picking up friends from the airport is Quiescence. It seems like back roads to get there, but really is not far from the airport. And the food is really special.

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      Quiessence
      6106 S 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042