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Help--looking for great private dining venue in Chicago for end of August

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Hi there, working on organizing a high level work dinner for about 12 folks in a private dining room in Chicago (within 10 minutes of loop--so River North, West Loop and South Loop all work).
Also have one strict vegetarian to accomodate.

Any recommendations?

thanks!

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  1. >> Any recommendations?

    www.lettuceparties.com

    1. "high level" meaning what? You have a extensive budget? You're entertaining high level employees? More helpful to know the level of sophistication of the diners and how much you want to spend per person.

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      1. re: ferret

        Places where i've had great private room meals include: Joe's, Naha, Rosebud (Taylor & Steak downtown) and every other steak house has private dining.

        1. re: ferret

          Hi Ferret--thanks for the recommendation...by High-level, I mean executives and clients. Budget isn't so important, but we're looking for great but not complicated food, private room, and a reasonable option for the one vegetarian (no fish, cheese ok)

          Thanks!

          1. re: chijanet

            I can't think of a venue in the city that wouldn't willingly accommodate a vegetarian with an advance booking for 12, so that should never be a concern.

            I haven't been to Nomi in some time but they have a nice private dining space that may fit the mood of the outing.

            1. re: ferret

              Oh that's a great idea. I haven't been there in awhile either, but loved it the last time I went--I'll check with them.

              Thanks!

              1. re: chijanet

                Note that NoMI reconcepted about 8 months ago into a more casual american bistro/farm-to-table type menu versus the higher-end French influenced upscale restaurant it started as. I have only eaten outside on the terrace since then and it is very good, but for a lower price point and slightly less corporate i would try perennial or girl and goat.

                1. re: jbontario

                  While certainly a move towards a more casual (but decidedly not inexpensive) menu, it's still a place that you can feel comfortable entertaining that group.