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Private room dining rec pls.

FrancisdeR Jan 6, 2011 04:13 AM

Looking for a rec for a private room. This is for a closing dinner for a business transaction. Budget is not an issue. In particular, does LBF have a private room?

Other suggestions for this kind of dinner, in center city, not BYO, would be appreciated.

I should know this, but I never pay attention to private rooms, so I'm starting from scratch.

Thanks.

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    cook262 Jan 6, 2011 04:34 AM

    I looked around a lot this fall for my mom's birthday for a party of 13. We ended up at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse and really enjoyed it. I don't know how many you are hosting but I found Lacroix to be by far the most flexible with our party of 13 in terms of ordering from the menu versus having to limit the options, which was an important factor with our group. Specifically they were the only ones I could find who would allow a choice of more than 3 or 4 entrees. And I'm pretty sure LBF stlll has a private dining room but for some reason we didn't call them.

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      Bigley9 Jan 6, 2011 05:19 AM

      James has a lovely private room that seats 20 and no special menu is required. Also Bistrot La Minette has a similarly sized room, but is is long and narrow, vs James which is square. Both on the edge of CC but convenient.

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        barryg Jan 6, 2011 05:30 AM

        Barclay Prime does private dining. I don't know the specifics of their menu offerings, but it should impress your colleagues.

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          FrancisdeR Jan 6, 2011 06:12 AM

          Great suggestions. Thanks, all.

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          Bob Loblaw Jan 6, 2011 06:12 AM

          Amada has a private room at the back of the restaurant, there's also a back bar that can give you a sort of 'private suite' feel.

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            cwdonald Jan 6, 2011 07:18 AM

            In addition Tinto has a room upstairs that can be reserved. Capacity is about 25. I have used the room at Amada.. it didnt feel as if it was blocked off enough from the rest of the restaurant.

            Osteria has a nice back room as well.

            LBF does have private rooms and areas, see their website for private dining.

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            sylviag Jan 6, 2011 07:07 AM

            LaCroix is delightful. I have been to dinners with both small and large groups there.

            Recently we had an excellent dinner for 22 people at Capital Grille, with a private room, delicious food, and fine service. There are several menus available. Our group had a choice of four entrees, and all were outstanding.

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