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Corporate dinner for 25 in Boulder - good food?

I am hosting clients in Boulder and am looking for a restaurant with really good food. Possibly Italian or a steak place, but mostly interested in the best local place. Thanks.

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  1. Do you need a private space or room, or will you be happy with a few tables near each other? Will you be making speeches or presentations, or is it just a lot of folks having dinner? Any constraints on cost?

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    1. re: monopod

      Prefer a private or semiprivate space. No speeches. Expecting to pay around $50 per person without drinks. It is a Thursday, so a small restaurant that we would fill would work.

      1. re: ataylorl

        Perhaps you could reserve the entire downstairs at SALT; that seems like it should accommodate 25, and you'd even have your own bar. SALT has great, local food with the whole farm-to-table thing going for it. It's also right in the heart of downtown Boulder (Pearl Street), so your people could stroll the walking mall before and afterwards.

        Laudisio would also be a good option, as someone suggested below. Good sized place, can accommodate a large party in a semi-private location, Italian food, local. Owner is a nice guy and has been around Boulder pretty much forever. I was once with a big group there that ate in a special room adjacent to a private kitchen, and the owner (Antonio) did a low-key cooking demonstration and prepared a giant paella for everyone. It was a lot of fun. I've had hit-or-miss experiences with the food there, but a lot of people swear by it.

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        Laudisio Restaurant
        1710 29th Street,, Boulder, CO 80301

        1. re: monopod

          Thanks for all the advice. I will let you all know how it goes (it is next week). Anyone heard of Boulder Chop House?

          1. re: ataylorl

            They have a room in back that would work for your party. But if you're going for great local food, the Chophouse ain't it. They're part of the Rock Bottom Brewery chain (which owns Rock Bottom, Old Chicago, Gordon Biersch, and a few Chophouses), and the food is standard old-school steakhouse fare. Good steaks, of course, but I don't think it really fits your description of what you're looking for.

    2. This may not be the best but I like it and they should be able to accomodate your size group but my first thought was The Med. Other thoughts are Flagstaff (although I don't know if it would meet your budget).

      1. I think Lauidisio has a room that could accomodate that number of folks. I have eaten there a few times and have always enjoyed the food.

        1. During their remodel, Frasca added a private dining room (http://www.frascafoodandwine.com/part.... The Flagstaff House can also accommodate groups (http://www.flagstaffhouse.com/wedding...). IMHO, these are the two best resaurants in Boulder, w/ excellent food and impeccable service. The better hotel restaurants (Jill's at the St. Julien and Q's at the Boulderado also accommodate groups. The Cork does excellent steaks and has a really pleasant private room -- subtly SW decor.

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          Flagstaff House Restaurant
          1138 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO 80302

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          1. re: ClaireWalter

            Frasca or Flagstaff House would be wonderful, but do you think they'd have an option that would approximate $50 per person? I'd imagine they're much pricier than that, albeit worth every penny if you can afford it.

            1. re: monopod

              Ataylorl would have to call each and ask what they could do. If the event is during a nonpeak low season time (i.e., not CU homecoming), they might well be able to accommodate the group for that price. Set or limited-choice menus make this quite easier, because the restaurant doesn't need to buy food that might not be ordered a la carte. The Flagstaff House's Events Director is Jean Davis, 303-442-4640. At Frasca, it's Cristin Napier, 303-442-0608.

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              Flagstaff House Restaurant
              1138 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO 80302