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Wedding rehearsal dinner near Sofitel?

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Looking for a venue walking distance from the Sofitel (17th between Walnut and Chestnut) that could handle a group of about 25 people, not all foodies. Don't want a steak house, particularly.

Any suggestions welcome.

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  1. You may want to look at a similar posting a bit down the page. Estia is a good option and is only a few short blocks away.

    1. Branzino, on 17th north of Spruce, has enlarged and now has the back room and the upstairs room. The upstairs room (just a few steps up) would be the right size. You could check with them.
      Good menu and service - we have taken groups there.

      1. I often recommend where I had my night before the wedding party, Upstairs at DiBrunos. They do have a room rental, so it's not really inexpensive, but the food is good and they have a range of options including a sit down dinner.

        1. what about upstairs at Dandelion? I'm sure they could work with you and give you the whole room with the bar upstairs.

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          1. re: alex1018

            That reminds me, downstairs at Tinto could work too.

            1. re: barryg

              Thanks to all for your suggestions, much appreciated. I will faithfully pass this on to the parents of the groom. We are the parents of the bride, and have little say in this. But that's OK, we'll have plenty of chances to spend money on our side of the aisle.