family dinner in eastern PA
Hi, new to chowhound thought it could be a good resource for this. I'm looking for a nice restaurant to have a family dinner Northeast of Philadelphia around West Chester, Downingtown, and Pheonixville. We're expecting around 20 people and would like a private setting in a banquet/back room, but not too big so that it would be awkward. Price isn't a worry at the moment. Atmosphere should be relaxed but upscale. some places i've looked at are the Farmhouse Bistro ( http://www.thefarmhousebistro.com/ ) the Brickside Grille ( http://www.bricksidegrille.com/ ) Thanks for the input!
posted this in the PA board too
Just so we have our geography right, the towns you mention are pretty much west/northwest of Philadelphia. As for haute cuisine upscale, that might be a stretch in these areas for the size of group you are serving. Check out the Dilworthtown Inn and the Marshalton Inn (West Chester) and the Seven Stars Inn (Phoenixville) as they have private facilities that may meet your requirements.