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Jan 24, 2012 12:21 PM

Need recommendaton for restaurant convenient to Phoenix Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009

My sister-in-law's funeral is Saturday. Afterwards, we want to go to a restaurant, preferably with a private room. There will probably be 10-12 people. I'm sure there is nothing near the cemetery but what can you suggest that would be the closest but not in a "bad" neighborhood.

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  1. I'm sorry for your family's loss.

    As you guessed, there isn't much right near the cemetery, but its proximity to the freeways means many restaurants are within a quick drive, and the private room requirement makes things a little tricky.

    The mezzanine at St. Francis is (I think) about the right size for your party. This space can be reserved, but I would advise you to call ASAP, if this looks like an option you want to pursue.

    The way the dining area at Nobuo at Teeter House is laid out (several smallish rooms under the same roof), you might be able to take over a room that you can have to yourselves. Naturally, you will want to call ahead to make arrangements. Note, however, that Nobuo is not open between 4:00 and 5:30.

    Comedor Guadalajara, which is also a short drive away, isn't in the swankiest of neighborhoods, but I've never felt unsafe there. They have also have private areas that you might be able to reserve.

    There might be some other downtown options that have private rooms, but I'm not familiar with any.

    Comedor Guadalajara
    1830 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    St Francis
    111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Nobuo at Teeter House
    622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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    1. District is downtown so right off the I-10 and has a private room - which is very private, not just a curtained off area. I had a dinner there and it was quite nice, quiet, etc.

      District: American Kitchen and Wine Bar
      320 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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      1. re: PHXeater

        Oh good. I was thinking about District specifically when I was wondering about other downtown options.