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Dinner for 15 in Framingham Need Advice

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bostonbeefeater Dec 19, 2013 08:00 AM

I am looking for suggestions on where to take 15 work associates for dinner in January. Some are from this area and some are from outside the country. Middle of the road for expense. Not the Capital Grille and not the 99.

Any ideas?

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    Blumie Dec 19, 2013 08:03 AM

    Sichuan Gourmet.

    1. ChinaCat Dec 19, 2013 08:40 AM

      John Harvard's does a decent job with groups. I think the food there is okay.

      Stone's Public House (Ashland) might work. I think they have an upstairs room for groups.

      Sichuan Gourmet would be an interesting choice. I've been to group dinners that big, and they do a great job. That would be the best food of the the options I've suggested, but perhaps challenging...depends on your group.

      1. MABMAQ Dec 19, 2013 11:09 AM

        +1 sichuan gourmet

        1. rlh Dec 19, 2013 01:09 PM

          Recently had a dinner about this size at Oga in Natick, just over the Framingham line - great service, great food (Japanese but not all sushi), nice space set up for a group exactly this size. Highly recommended.

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            Gordough Dec 19, 2013 01:44 PM

            Legal Seafood
            Joe's Bar and Grille
            Blue Agave (formerly La Carreta)
            Beer Works

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              ChinaCat Dec 20, 2013 07:34 AM

              how's the food at the Framingham Beer Works? I haven't been there yet, curious about it.

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                Gordough Dec 20, 2013 08:23 AM

                Same as the other Beer Works. Serviceable pub food and nothing more or less. I prefer both the food and the beer to John Harvard's but others may disagree.

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                galleygirl Dec 26, 2013 01:44 PM

                We went to Blue Agave last month. Now, since we're in Framingham, the bar is set much lower than it used to be. I can honestly say that as far as atmosphere, staff, food, (reheated out of cans, it seemed, if that), it was not something we will EVER return to...Not even to eat chips and drink in the bar; that bad!

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                acssss Dec 26, 2013 02:26 PM

                If you are going to be 15 people, I wouldn't just look for a place that has good food, but a place that will be convenient for 15 people and not bother all those around you.
                I like Ken's steakhouse and was there for a business dinner (we were about 30) and they set us up in one of the private rooms - we had it all to ourselves (with a fireplace). It was very cozy and the food was delicious.

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                  ChinaCat Dec 29, 2013 07:08 AM

                  really? you are the first person I've heard say the food at Ken's was delicious. Its been years since we've been there though, because the food was so horrid. Perhaps it has finally improved. I hope that is true.

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                    acssss Dec 29, 2013 08:15 AM

                    First person? Hardly.
                    This restaurant has been around forever and there are hundreds and hundreds of reviews online. The majority of whom give it 4/5 stars stating that it is classy place, a part of history and that they love the combination of atmosphere/ food/ decor.
                    ...and I have been eating there a few times a year for the past 15 years or so, and have always loved it.

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                      Blumie Dec 29, 2013 09:42 AM

                      Ken's is great. Assuming that you're at least 97 years old and have lost all ability to taste food.

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                  bostonbeefeater Dec 30, 2013 02:48 PM

                  I want to thank everyone for replying. This has been helpful. I recommended John Harvard and Stones Public House to the person coordinating this event. The Chinese place(s) just did not seem to fit the people that are going.

                  Many thanks for the insightful feedback. Boston Beefeater

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                    bear Dec 30, 2013 02:52 PM

                    Please let us know how it goes!

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