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New Brunswick Restaurants for Large Group?

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NotAFoodie87 Jun 13, 2011 05:33 PM

New here and had a question (Jersey girl originally but I've been away for the past 6 years, going to start working in NJ soon):

I'm trying to host a party of ~18 people (inviting 24 and thinking some may not show or reply to my invite). I'm trying to go for a low-key, casual place where we can a bite to eat since we're all meeting each other for the first time (we're going to start working together later this month and I figured we should try to get acquainted somewhat).

So I guess ideally I'm looking for a place where I can say, "Hey, I have a reservation here for 18 people at 6:30pm and we can hang at the bar beforehand." I'm really not familiar with New Brunswick restaurants. Was thinking Old Man Rafferty's but I am open to any an all suggestions. Thank you!

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    mickeygee RE: NotAFoodie87 Jun 13, 2011 07:07 PM

    Rafferty's could work, but I think i would like Tumulty's better. Ask if you can have the downstairs - they don't usually have it open on weeknights, but they might for a group that large.

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      NotAFoodie87 RE: mickeygee Jun 15, 2011 09:31 AM

      Was planning for a Sunday night. Called Tumulty's and they were more than happy to accommodate my requests. The room downstairs seemed good, but a little big and needed some other stuff to be done beforehand, so I just reserved a table. I'll try to post a follow-up after our dinner. Thank you for your help!

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      annl RE: NotAFoodie87 Jun 14, 2011 10:27 AM

      Try contacting George Street Ale House http://www.georgestreetalehouse.com/ They have a fairly large area upstairs and might even be able to open down stairs.

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        cling0017 RE: NotAFoodie87 Jun 14, 2011 12:13 PM

        Maybe Stuff Yer Face? Very low key and casual, ask if you can have the upstairs (which will be the only section big enough for a group of 18)

        www.stuffyerface.com

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        49 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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