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Moab, UT: Good place for company dinner?

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My company is having a retreat in Moab at the end of April, and has asked me to try to find a restaurant for the big company dinner on a Saturday night - probably 25 people or so. My experience with the food in Moab hasn't been wonderful, so I'm hoping there are options I'm not aware of, perhaps that have opened relatively recently. We're staying at the Red Cliffs Lodge about 20 miles outside of town, which has a restaurant but the online reviews aren't great. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it should be good and versatile enough to suit a variety of tastes.

Any recommendations? Thanks!

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  1. I want to work for your company. ;-)

    I have a friend who lives there, I will ask her.

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    1. re: LurkerDan

      Here was her response:

      "The best bet for 25 prepared would be Buck's Grill House. The Red Cliffs Lodge is not a bad restaurant either and better able to handle such a large group. They have a varied menu. Meat, veggies too. If you stick to meat or salmon its not bad at all . Their prime rib is v good. Moab or UT in general isn't known for fancy food. Rocks we have, gourmet not so much!"

      Hope that helps!

    2. Hi Monopod -
      You're correct, there's nothing outstanding in Moab. Maybe select based upon atmosphere and comfort for a large crowd? I've only been to a handful of places there, including the Brewery. That might work. You won't find a Fancy Place for a company retreat. It's Moab : )

      1. Thanks all. As I said, doesn't have to fancy; I just don't want a place where the food is bad and yet we're still paying a lot for it. We're checking out the Red Cliff's restaurant, and also the restaurant at Sorrel River Ranch because (a) they're able to accomodate a big party easily, and (b) they're near our hotel and won't require a drive into town. Anyone able to compare the two?

        I also heard that Desert Bistro is good, but apparently they're closed to move to a new location and their website is pretty much nonfunctional right now. I'll check out Buck's Grill House as well - thanks LD.