Rehearsal Dinner in the South End?
A friend needs to find a good rehearsal dinner space in the South End.
Price not a factor, but American people-pleasing food would help (ie, nothing "exotic" given older/timid diners in the party). Italian would also be fine.
She was originally considering Rustic Kitchen, which I cautioned against.
Italian: Stella, Giacamo's
American / New American: Hamersley's, Union, The Gallows, Stephi's on Tremont, J.J. Foley's Cafe, Tremont 647, 28 Degrees, Darryl's, Noche, The Beehive
French (but plenty for unadventurous diners): Gaslight
I don't think any of them has a private room big enough for that group. Stephi's and T647 have small private dining rooms (13-14 capacity). Many have semi-private areas, e.g., 28D, Stella.