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Dinner for 30 in San Antonio- looking for the best

startsev Jul 6, 2012 03:10 PM

I am planning a business dinner for 30 - 35 people in San Antonio in October. Our budget allows for high-end restaurants but I want high quality food. I would like it to be reflective of Southwest cuisine. We need a private room Suggestions please!

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    saeyedoc RE: startsev Jul 7, 2012 11:44 AM

    Sustenio, they have a room that should hold that many people. It has a demo kitchen adjacent to it, they could probably arrange something interesting for you. Would be much more interesting than the steakhouses.

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      amazinc RE: startsev Jul 7, 2012 12:04 PM

      +1 on Sustenio. Stehen Pyles restarant will give you a great take on Southwestern food and it's a grand place. Another option is Bin 555. Jason Dady does wonderful work in all his restaurants
      and I think that one has room for your group.

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        startsev RE: amazinc Jul 9, 2012 08:44 PM

        thanks - have left two messages at Sustenio and haven't heard back yet but it looks perfect.

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        Omniverous RE: startsev Jul 10, 2012 12:57 PM

        If your group in staying downtown, Biga on the Banks is your best option in terms of both food and location. Biga is owned by a James Beard Award-nominated chef who's actually in the kitchen most nights and is situated on the quiet side of the Riverwalk in a building designed by Lake-Flato, arguably the best architects in the Southwest. Susteinio, although a nice restaurant, is in a new faux-Tuscan hotel in the suburbs across from a shopping mall and an amusement park.

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          startsev RE: Omniverous Jul 11, 2012 07:00 AM

          any thoughts on Boudros? I actually have a few different dinners to plan for various sized groups so need 3 different venues. One dinner is actually already planned at Biga on the Banks.

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            Omniverous RE: startsev Jul 11, 2012 08:26 AM

            Oh. In that case, Boudros is fine and I'm sure most of the big places on the Riverwalk are adept at handling large groups. Personally, I prefer Acenar and they have a dedicated space upstairs for large groups. Also, the guy who owns La Gloria does catering for large groups in a "hacienda"-style space off of South Flores. I can't imagine it would be more expensive than dinner for 30 at Sustenio. Peace out.

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          startsev RE: startsev Jul 30, 2012 01:04 PM

          Any opinions on Silo Elevated Cuisine? This is where we are leaning.

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            saeyedoc RE: startsev Jul 30, 2012 01:40 PM

            I think it's mediocre. Have been there several times this year for meetings in a private room. Not bad for the price point. Make sure you get the chicken fried oyster app and the coconut cake.

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              SAhomecooking RE: startsev Jul 30, 2012 08:23 PM

              Saeyedoc is correct. Silo is past its prime. Good for happy hour, not much else if you are interested in a great experience.

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