Suggestions Needed in Anaheim for Groups
I will be attending a conference in Anaheim soon. There will be about 2500 people at this conference, so as you can imagine, groups form & go in search of dinner. More often than not, I get to lead the way. I've never been to Anaheim so I am at a loss.
I have two dinner cases:
1. Groups that include customers so more of a business dinner. Price point doesn't have to be high but it can be. Must stay away from food that doesn't have mass appeal because there can be a wide variety of tastes. (I have seen suggestions for The Ranch which I think may fit this bill?)
2. Groups of foodie co-workers where we'll try anything. We are coming from Calgary so we have great Vietnamese but otherwise open to anything. (so far I have Thai Nakorn and El Moctezuma as possibilities for this group).
I know it's vague but....help? Thanks in advance!
Near the convention center are a lot of chain restaurants like Morton's, Ruth's Chris, and Roy's which would appeal to the business setting. The Ranch is also a good choice, it's new and the food is very good. I like Roy's though, it's nearby in the GardenWalk, and while it's a chain restaurant the food and service are really good, especially on an expense account.
As for the adventurous eaters, there are so many choices within driving range. But are you OK with taking a group to hole-in-the-wall places with iffy health standards but great food, or trying to keep it upscale, clean, but still a unique or interesting experience?
The Ranch is an excellent choice, as is Mr. Stox which is also in Anaheim. Both have very good food, terrific wine lists, and definitely appropriate for business dinners. I'd probably choose The Ranch! (Be sure to book ahead...you want the Restaurant, not the Saloon )!
The Catch in Anaheim is also quite nice but not quite at the level of The Ranch or Mr. Stox.
Although as already stated, all of the big chains are nearby, but I tend to avoid them when traveling.
The Ranch is an upscale, but not overly formal restaurant. A well-behaved child will be just fine there. I'm quite sure that the servers can pace the meal as you want, and everyone including your little boy should be able to have fun there. The food is great, the service is very friendly, and it's an overall terrific restaurant. I like Mr.Stox a lot also, but it would likely not be as comfortable for a child (it's more formal, white tablecloths, etc.). Go to The Ranch...have fun...and do report back!