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Need to find a nice upscale venue for a rehersal dinner for 50

galka Jul 19, 2010 09:31 AM

We are struggling to find a good place- most of the restaurants have private rooms that can take up to 25 people. We would love to get recommendations for nice restaurants or other creative ideas as to where we can do it. It will be in October. It does not have to be cheap!
Thanks in advance,

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    robyn76 Jul 20, 2010 05:08 AM

    I've heard the Harvard Club (Downtown) is fantastic.


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    1. re: robyn76
      Blumie Jul 20, 2010 12:08 PM

      It's not.

      1. re: Blumie
        robyn76 Jul 20, 2010 12:22 PM

        Good to know...

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          Blumie Jul 20, 2010 12:24 PM

          To elaborate, it's a nice enough (though nothing special) space with good views. The food is basic country club/academia club/social club food.

          1. re: Blumie
            robyn76 Aug 3, 2010 05:52 AM

            Ok, I was wrong. A friend had a company event at the Harvard Club this past weekend and said the views were beautiful, but the food was absolutely awful.

            I'll change my rec to Mistral or Abe & Louie's.

            Abe & Louie's
            793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

            1. re: Blumie
              yanz Aug 3, 2010 10:28 AM

              Agree. Have been to a couple of events there.

              Davio's also has private rooms.

              75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

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        FeastNut2008 Jul 19, 2010 05:17 PM

        Brasserie Jo has a nice side room for functions. A few other options would be Top of the Hub, Abe & Louie's, and Mistral.

        Top of the Hub
        800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

        Abe & Louie's
        793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

        Brasserie Jo
        120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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          gourmaniac Jul 19, 2010 10:22 AM

          We had good luck with Erbaluce (private dining rooms on second floor).

          69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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            pemma Jul 19, 2010 09:52 AM

            Mamma Maria has a room that will accomodate up to 50. I had a dinner party there in a private room recently (much less than 50) and everything was just great.

            Locke-Ober has rooms that can accomodate 50.

            This is assuming you want to be in downtown Boston. Is that the area you are looking in?

            3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

            Mamma Maria Restaurant
            3 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113

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              Blumie Jul 19, 2010 09:44 AM

              Not sure if the Salon Room at Mistral can accommodate 50, but I've done two events there and both have been fabulous.

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              1. re: Blumie
                Blumie Jul 19, 2010 09:49 AM

                Just found this on the Mistral website:

                "Mistral's private dining room, Le Salon du Mistral, accommodates 60 seated and up to 80 guests for a reception."

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                  dfan Jul 19, 2010 10:22 AM

                  We did our wedding + reception in the Mistral private room with just under 50 people and it could easily have handled more. It was a great experience and I recommend them highly.

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                suzysue2 Jul 19, 2010 09:40 AM

                Clio has a PDR that can hold 50, I believe.

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