Air Force ROTC Dining Out
I am in charge of hosting a dining out for my Air Force ROTC detachment this year and I need help with choosing a restaurant around Minneapolis.
A Dining Out is a formal military dinner, usually accompanied by a speech from a guest speaker. It is designed to build esprit de corps and unit cohesion. It's normally held at officer's clubs on Air Force bases so ideally I am looking for a formal restaurant with a large enough private room to fit around 70 people for under ~$40 a person if possible.
Last year it was held in Vic's Restaurant so a place where we could have some cocktails before sitting down for dinner would be ideal.
Thank you in advance for any help!
The first place that comes to mind for me is O'Gara's in St. Paul. Though I would not call it a formal place, they do have a large event room and they serve a wonderful prime rib.
They are also very supportive of our military -
If anything, they would probably be very willing to point you in the right direction if their facility does not meet your needs.
I've been to formal events at Jax Cafe, in NE. Great food and even better bar! Can't speak to the price tag, but it's worth checking out.
Thanks for all the suggestions so far guys! These have been really helpful.
Regarding the budget: I do not need to create one as to be thrift.
In addition, the place should have a bar with a cash option.
If anyone else has any more suggestions then please let me know.
Thank you very much!