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Feb 25, 2014 08:28 AM

90 college kids for dinner?

Looking for suggestions on where to host a group of 90 people for dinner in Boston (no burbs or Cambridge). As nice as possible but not breaking the bank. Is maggiano's our only option?

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  1. Do you have a price/person amount in mind?

    1. How about some of the bigger places in Chinatown, I have seen bus loads of people going to Hei la moon, but I would imagine any of the big places down there have room and you could make a menu that fits your price point.

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      1. Legal Seafoods, Summer Shack, Cheesecake Factory, Brasserie Jo, Joe's American Bar and Grill...

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        1. re: StriperGuy

          I wasn't aware these places could accomodate so many people - will look into it, thanks!

        2. Not even sure of what it SHOULD cost! Is $20.00 pp reasonable (without drinks)?

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          1. re: Cat001

            Not unless it's pizza, or a sandwich plus chips, and one soda.

            1. re: Cat001

              remember there is also tax and tip. if $20 is your ceiling, you're looking at more like $12-$15 pp for food.

              you'll have a hard time even at maggiano's for that. if you're coming at a very slow time in boston you may be able to swing a deal, but this sounds more like catering from au bon pain or bertucci's.

              whomever is organizing your group needs to give you a dollar amount or how on earth can you book dinner for 90ppl?

              1. re: hotoynoodle

                I'm wondering if Little Q hotpot could handle 90 (the one in Chinatown). I'd call and try to book it. If you can go "off hours" you might get a deal.

                1. re: teezeetoo

                  Love the place.

                  But there are much cheaper places in Chinatown

            2. I was going to say, for that price, a pizzeria is your only option!