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Oct 12, 2012 02:27 PM

Suggestions for a dinner party for 20+ people

Hey All,
I'm looking for a place in the French Quarter that can accommodate a dinner for a little over 20 people on a Sunday night. It doesn't necessarily need to be one giant table as the group could split into two if we could get two tables of 10 next to each other or something along those lines. Doesn't necessarily have to be cheap, but this group will be a little loud and dressed somewhat casual, so can't be too fancy or stuffy of an environment. Ideally looking for the best food we can find that fits in that criteria.

Thanks in advance for suggestions!

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    1. re: shanefink

      + 1 on Muriel's. I'd also suggest giving Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House a call.

      1. re: Gizmo56

        +1 bourbon house is perfect. They would probably give you an upstairs room for a party of that size.

        1. re: twyst

          Yes! I have found their staff will "go the extra mile" for groups and special occasions, and the food at Bourbon House really is quite good. Especially if the group enjoys oysters.

          Plus there's that huge list of small batch bourbon and rye whiskeys....

    2. Let's will be loud, dressed casually, not seeking "fancy" or "stuffy"...the best food that fits that criteria will be found by following the nice barker on Bourbon St.

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      1. re: nolala

        The key words that you overlook are "little" and "somewhat," as in "this group will be a little loud and dressed somewhat casual."

        That does not mean drunken frat party.

        1. re: Gizmo56

          I read the post, but I've also worked long enough the the FQ to know that a group referring to itself as "a little loud" is almost always a polite euphemism for something worse.

          1. re: nolala

            In this case, its not and Gizmo is right. We're a late 20s/early 30s group that wants to have a good meal without the men needing to wear blazers or upsetting other diners if we're talking loudly across the table. Certainly not a rowdy frat party, and I wouldn't bother coming to CH if that were the case.

            1. re: nolala

              If you say so, but I always give my fellow Chowhound-ers the benefit of the doubt in such matters.

              1. re: Gizmo56

                Thanks Gizmo. Looking into Bourbon House, Muriel's and also going to check into Luke (which I know is a step up, but a friend suggested it would probably be casual enough and still work for us if we split into 2 or 3 groups).