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Satisfying 15 for dinner on Friday with a budget

So, due to a snafu, I'm responsible for finding a place to take 15 people, many out of town guests, for dinner on a Friday night. We need to keep a somewhat tight budget (say 30+ per person including alcohol) and have a bunch of vegetarians or non-red meat people - enough that I don't want to force them down the rice and beans path. I'm trying to find someplace classy and localish but also midrange and willing to take a large party at 6:30 on a Friday. Any suggestions?

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  1. Food part is ok, but with alcohol that might make it tough if you want classy. You may have to settle for something a little more funky like Red's Porch or a burger joins. Or a chain?

    1. Hmm, North by Northwest? They don't ordinarily take reservations (and I'd imagine they'd be busy at 6:30 on a Friday night) but they might be willing to do something for that big a party. Lots of entrees around $10 or $15.

      1. Zax Pints and Plates might work.

        1. idk about reservations, but Eastside cafe would fit.

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          1. re: NirvRush

            Second the Eastside Cafe suggestion. Great food, great for veggies, totally within your price point. They do take reservations, so call now for Friday night table.

          2. I have talked toEast Side - Curras and Buenos Aires Cafe - but everyone wants us to call before to see how busy they are and they'll set up a table then. Other suggestions? Otherwise, keep your fingers crossed for us.

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            Buenos Aires Cafe
            2414 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704