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Does anyone know of a good spot, preferably walking distance from the campus, to host a casual graduation party? My son just finished at Cal and I'd like to host a celebration for about 20 in a private or semi-private room at a restaurant (or perhaps a bar that would allow us to bring food in). I'm picturing drinks and "heavy" appetizers; either American or ethnic cuisine like Indian, Mexican, or Chinese... Thanks for any help!

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  1. Comal has a downstairs room that seats 20 or so.

    http://www.comalberkeley.com/group-di...

    1. East Bay Spice Co. has a loft at the back where they seat groups.

      1. China Village's remodelling included a separate banquet room in the back.

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        1. re: ernie in berkeley

          Is it really that separate? Long way from UC as well.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Not walking distance from UC, true. But China Village does host UC faculty and grad student events, so perhaps close enough. The separate banquet room used to be a storage space and is walled off from the back dining room. It's the large photo on the website with the flat screen TV.
            http://chinavillagealbany.com/banquet/