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Help! Planning a Sunday Communion Luncheon for 50 people need recs.

galkwo Mar 8, 2012 12:49 PM

Hi! We are planning a Communion luncheon for about 50 people. I need some recommendations. I open to all ethnic and American places. It doesn't have to be a private room.


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    RileyCat RE: galkwo Mar 8, 2012 01:47 PM

    City or suburbs? Per plate budget?

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      galkwo RE: RileyCat Mar 8, 2012 01:54 PM

      In the city. I would like it to be reasonable. There will be adults and kids.

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        chicgail RE: galkwo Mar 8, 2012 02:16 PM

        Please say more about what "reasonable" means to you. It's kind of a relative term.

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          galkwo RE: chicgail Mar 8, 2012 02:37 PM

          less then $30 pp without drinks.

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      ferret RE: galkwo Mar 8, 2012 02:59 PM

      The quick and easy answer is Reza's. They can accommodate that size group as well as your budget. Not the most imaginative fare but accessible to all (stodgy seniors and fussy kids included):


      Andersonville and River North are best bets, location-wise.

      My first instinct was "Chinatown" but Sunday lunch can be problematic for 50.

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        chicgail RE: ferret Mar 9, 2012 10:59 AM

        I think Maggianos does a lot of those kinds of events. They have private rooms for their banquet dinners which are served family style and should come in at around your price point.

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        RileyCat RE: galkwo Mar 9, 2012 07:23 AM

        I had my bridal shower at Blackie's in the South Loop. They did a terrific job and were priced well. I highly recommend! http://www.blackieschicago.com

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