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mommasue Apr 26, 2013 10:36 AM

Hi,
Looking for a place to have a family (20-30) repast/memorial meal. Last time we did this, we used CanCan Brassierie, and it was fine, but I'd like other suggestions. We need easy access for the older folks, but we want good food and alcohol. We'll be coming from Hollywood Cemetery, so looking for an interesting good place in town.

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  1. carolinadawg RE: mommasue Apr 27, 2013 04:07 AM

    Are you talking about Richmond? This board covers 4 states...

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      mommasue RE: mommasue Apr 28, 2013 03:49 AM

      Sorry, yes, Richmond.

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        jeanmarieok RE: mommasue Apr 29, 2013 11:18 AM

        You have a fairly large group, and some of the more interesting places are pretty small. I've been to La Grotta with large groups, and they do a very nice job. The food is very good, and the drink menu is above average. It is down some stairs, though.

        The Savory Grain might be an interesting choice - it's new, I've only done drinks and appetizers there, but I liked it, and I liked the menu, and they have two good size rooms, so they could accomodate your party.

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          mommasue RE: jeanmarieok Apr 30, 2013 04:44 AM

          I'll check it out, thanks. We have some older folks, so accessibility is a concern.

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            mommasue RE: jeanmarieok Apr 30, 2013 04:52 AM

            It looks amazing. If they can't accommodate our function, may have to stop by for a meal while I'm in town.

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              mommasue RE: jeanmarieok May 9, 2013 11:21 AM

              Thanks for the recommendation, we've decided to move forward with The Savory Grain.

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                jeanmarieok RE: mommasue May 10, 2013 08:30 AM

                Report back, Ok? I want to hear what you thought of it.

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                  mommasue RE: jeanmarieok Jun 19, 2013 06:58 AM

                  Our event was fantastic! Thanks so much for the recommendation. We were there on June 15th, that's why it's taken me so long to write back. We started at 3, so had the whole restaurant to ourselves for a bit (they don't open until 4) but we were set up in the room facing Broad street. If we'd had to stay in that room, it would've been a bit tight (we were about 25), but since we could wander, it was fine. Everyone--including wheelchair, walker, cane & just plain wobbly--was able to get in just fine, and all had a wonderful time. Everyone loved the food. The craft beers, artisan whiskies and interesting wines were enjoyed as well. Our party was literally 19-91 years of age, most of us in the 45-65 range. Thank you so much for your recommendation, it was perfect! My Richmond relatives had never heard of or been to the restaurant; all plan to go back.

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