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Jul 6, 2012 03:10 PM

Dinner for 30 in San Antonio- looking for the best

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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  1. 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.

    1. +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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      1. re: amazinc

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Omniverous

          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.

          1. re: startsev

            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.

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

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          1. re: startsev

            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.

            1. re: startsev

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