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Austin Rehearsal Dinner Locations?

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  • Styles Aug 6, 2002 03:10 PM
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I am planning a "rehearsal" dinner for my wedding in October. Basically I am looking for a few restaurant choices in Austin (preferably Central Austin). Nice restaurants that could accommodate a party of 20 to 30 people.

Money is a concern but not that big of a concern. (in other words, nothing like a Veteran's Hall but Sullivan's is to much).

So, any ideas?

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  1. Castle Hill has a private room that could accomodate your group, the food is terrific and the wine list very reasonably priced.

    The very same praise could apply to the garden room at Eastside Cafe. I ate there yesterday and was led to fantastic wines by Dorsey (a co-owner), some priced barely above retail. The food here is also excellent.

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    1. re: Greg Spence
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      steve goldsmith

      we had our rehersal dinner at z-tejas on 6th street (in the private dining room) - it was fantastic (better than "average" ztejas food, which has always been pretty good but not great to me) - and we still have family & friends commenting on the food. staff is very professional and helpful too - if judy(?) is still the manager she will take very good care of you.

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        steve goldsmith

        we had our rehersal dinner at z-tejas on 6th street (in the private dining room) in march 2002 - it was fantastic (better than "average" ztejas food, which has always been pretty good but not great to me) - and we still have family & friends commenting on the food. staff is very professional and helpful too - if judy(?) is still the manager she will take very good care of you.

      2. I love Mars. It has a great atmosphere and excellent food. They have all types of food, all ethnicities. I think the patio would be great for a rehersal dinner.

        1. I did a huge rehearsal dinner (about 75) at Matt's El Rancho in October '99. Fajitas and margs all night long. There's also a huge patio that they can probably cordon off a chunk of for you...

          THM

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            David Pearlman

            I had my rehearsal dinner at the County Line on the Hill, and it was wonderful. People won't get lost on the way, and it's worth the drive. It's also not expensive.

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            1. re: David Pearlman

              It was so nice just to have a fun, relaxed time before the wedding. I had no idea I was so wound up until that night. Staff was wonderful, food was great and all had a fab time.

              My family set it up like a roast with us at the head table, all sorts of memento stuff on the walls and funny (and embarrassing) stories/limericks/jokes about us by family. I kept all of them and go back and get a great giggle. We've been copied by many others that attended when they got married.

            2. I think you would really like Parkside as well. It's on 6th, so your out of town guests would have the chance to experience it. The parking can be a bit of an issue, but the food makes up for it. The space is great and private and you have a great view.

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              1. re: utlonghorncutie

                uhm, I would hope they're married by now...