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May 6, 2012 07:05 PM

Suggestions for Large Group in St Paul?

We're coming in from out-of-town in July, and plan to host a gathering of 25-35 college students for dinner in St Paul. Please provide suggestions for places that could accommodate a group of that size that includes vegetarians and kosher needs.

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  1. What's the budget overall / per head? Heartland springs to mind, they've certainly got the space and can adjust most things to most diets.

    1. I feel like I'm always recommending this place, but I'm going to do it anyway...

      Salut on Grand has private dining areas and can definitely accommodate a group that size. I don't know about their kosher offerings, but vegetarian they can definitely do. They have special buffet set-ups and private dining menus, as well.

      1. Other potential options to explore:



        Maybe Chatterbox Pub? The food is a little over the top in terms of being oversized and overly-sauced, but it might fit the college budget:

        Link to some other good suggestions (Mancinis and Axels would probably have limited options for vegetarians):


        1. Making the assumption the "college" qualifier applies to budget. I'd recommend Ngon Bistro. A bit upscale, reasonable prices, and showcases a cuisine at which the Twin Cities excels.

          1. I think you're going to be very hard-pressed to find a restaurant in the metro that can handle kosher needs. Cecil's probably is, but I wouldn't take 25-35 college students there all at once. I'd say Salut and Ngon are good options, aside from the kosher issue.