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May 25, 2011 12:34 PM

Corporate dinner - upscale dining near Pasadena, TX???

Can anyone suggest an upscale restaurant within 15-20 minutes of Pasadena with a private room. I'm planning a corporate dinner for our 5 management team members on a Monday night. We'd like to stay in the price range of $50-$60 per person. I called a few but one is closed on Mondays & the other two require you to spend $500 before tax & gratuity to guarantee the room reservation. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. It's going to be tough, upscale and Pasadena are usually not used in the same sentence. Also, if this is with alcohol it is going to be even harder. You might try Perry's in Clear Lake.

    Who have you called?

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    1. re: James Cristinian

      I called Tommy's & Perry's on Bay Area Blvd and Cullen's on Space Center. Perry's is the one with the $500 minimum.

      1. re: EmeraldFox

        The only other place I can think of is Perry's Italian on Pineloch but they are owned by Perry's Steakhouse.

      2. re: James Cristinian

        Agreed! Fine dining & Pasadena? Maybe there is such a thing? A bar at shift change & I have you covered, but not fine dining.

        Some have previously recommended Monument Inn in Deer Park.

        1. re: DaTulip

          You really might want to look into Monument Inn. They have really good seafood, plus pasta and steaks, which I have not tried. Since this affair is in Pasadena, I'm guessing it might have something to do with the oil/chemical or shipping industries. Your guests would find this place interesting, from refineries and chemical plants lining Battleground Road, to the view from the restaurant of the Houston Ship Channel. As you near the restaurant, World War 1 and 2 dreadnaught battleship USS Texas is on one side, and the San Jacinto Monument on the other, marking the final battle of the Texas Revolution in 1836. This is where Santa Anna was captured and the Mexican army routed weeks after the Alamo, the area is covered in history, and many markers depict it. The restaurant website mentions six private rooms, seemingly banquet, but maybe they can give you a quiet corner with a view, with Monday probably not being very busy. A caveat, I would not call it fine dining, but I think any out of town guest would enjoy it.

          Monument Inn Restaurant
          4406 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571

          1. re: James Cristinian

            Thank you guys so much. I checked out the Monument Inn & it sounds great!

            Monument Inn Restaurant
            4406 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571