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We are trying to set up a reservation for 18 people...a team building event for work. this is short notice - next Thursday. We have a reservation set at Ralph's just in case - but - I think I'd like to not go there. We have spoken to Budakan but with a group that size they make a fixed menu which I'm not thrilled with. Waiting on Table 31....

Anyone have any recs? In the city or South Jersey, and price doesn't matter.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. Are you not thrilled with that specific fixed menu or a fixed menu in general? For a group that size, I think you'll have trouble finding a place that will just let everyone order off the menu.

    I've hosted a wonderful lunch for 20 at Lacroix, with a fixed menu. You might also check with XIX in the Bellevue. Or one of the Garces places like Distrito, Tinto, or Amada.

    1. James on 8th has a private room that will seat 20 I believe. I would also check Beau Monde - not a private room but they could likely accomodate you. Also Bistrot La Minette has a private room that seats 18 I believe.

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      1. re: Bigley9

        Booked XIX. Will post reviews....

        1. re: FlyerFanX

          Ah, I'm sorry I'm too late to the game... the chow mods may slap my hand for this, but I work at Table 31 - special events dept by day, hostess by night. We just started a prix fixe menu last Monday. Feel free to get in touch if you need anything - btetrick@gmail.com is my personal email.