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May 26, 2010 09:27 PM

Fun Good Vancouver eats for large group 10-15

Need suggestions for a b'day i'm organizing

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  1. What type of food ? What's your age groups ? Location ? Budget ?

    General questions like this make it hard for people to advise, as Vancouver is the land of restaurants. The more details you can provide the easier for other Chowhounders to respond to.

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      apologies for vagueness...
      anything fusiony, modern, even tapas-y is ok, age group 40's who laugh A LOT, East Van/Burnaby and Budget around 40-60 per not including drinks for 3 courses. focus on FUN and Delicious
      thank you!

      1. re: meeat

        If it is a beer drinking crowd - I'd say the Alibi Room. For a mixed crowd - maybe the Pourhouse? Or the Revel Room (it has been a while since I have gone though, ymmv.) Or Cobre (for fusiony pan-latin american).

        1. re: meeat

          Just remembered, The Club House (Japanese) on W. 2nd is an eclectic joint, with a private room in the back end easily fitting 15-20 people. I've been to 2 b-day parties there and things can get quite raucous without disturbing customers in the main part of the restaurant (in fact some customers even picked up on the laughter and vibe from our parties and poked their heads upstairs to see what the fun was all about .... probably even wanted to join us):

          Their okonomiyaki is pretty good, as are some of the rolls. They are trying to go more fusion-y tapas and less traditional Japanese.

          Best to order in advance (get copies of menu beforehand) as much as you can as the service can get slow if the place is more than 1/2 full.

      2. Although the food is certainly not going to blow anybody away, Chill Winston sounds like it may fit the bill.

        Alibi Room is also a great rec, but you really should be into drinking beer if you're going there. Do they take reservations?

        I think Cobre would be pretty tight for 15 people.

        Cobre Restaurants
        52 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7, CA

        Chill Winston
        3 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A1B2, CA

        Alibi Room
        157 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A1B8, CA

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        1. re: Cancuk

          The private room downstairs in Cobre would fit 15 comfortably and then you can laugh as much as you want.

          The Cascade room would fit that many in the back and it's fun and the food is solid.

          Campagnolo in the wine room in the back for rustic italian

          Cobre Restaurants
          52 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7, CA

          Cascade Room
          2616 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T3E6, CA

          1020 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A, CA

        2. Thanks for the clarification.

          Based on your preference to East Van/Burnaby, here are some possibilities. They may not quite fit the "fusion-y, modern" profile but I'm sure ok for a crowd in their 40's (possible exception is Baci in Bby). Of all the options below, I suspect Havana, Stella's and Latin Quarter to best fulfill your FUN criteria:

          1) Commercial Drive strip
          STELLA's TAP & TAPAS

          2) Burnaby - Hastings St

          3) Burnaby - Kingsway
          GREEN BASIL
          THE ONE

          1. thanks guys, u rock! btw, i love this site, just discovered it! the CHOWHOUNDS are so damn PASSIONATE

            will post food finds here in future. (my recent cravings are for Chef Claire's grilled Sandwiches and salads on Main...and the dessert bars)