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Calistoga dinner for 19...please help, Chowhounds

Discerning1 Apr 13, 2014 11:15 AM

We're having a multi-generational birthday dinner in Calistoga soon on a Saturday night. 17 adults and 2 young ones.

Where to go? Has anyone been to 1226 Washington in the old Wappo Grill space?

Please, please help.

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    calalilly RE: Discerning1 Apr 14, 2014 01:38 PM

    Hi, what's your budget?

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      Discerning1 RE: calalilly Apr 15, 2014 01:15 PM

      Moderate. Entrées up to $25.

      Having a place where the two children (1 and 7) will be OK is important. And I can't imagine that there won't be various food restrictions with 17 adults.

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        iL Divo RE: Discerning1 May 16, 2014 06:09 AM

        where'd you end up going and how was it?

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          Discerning1 RE: iL Divo May 16, 2014 02:03 PM

          We ended up at 1226 Washington. The good: they set a lovely table for 19 that took up half the warm and attractive dining room. The servers were attentive and helpful.

          Some of the food was good. The fried pickles with a lime chipotle dipping sauce was bar food at its best. I had the duck leg entrée, which was very good. Folks who ordered the daily special (halibut) were disappointed. I could smell the off-smell of the halibut from 3 places away.

          The desserts were unusual. The grated beet chocolate cake was a particular hit with our group.

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            iL Divo RE: Discerning1 May 17, 2014 10:51 AM

            glad you enjoyed it for the most part.
            sorry couldn't help with a suggestion.
            although having lived in Granite Bay for years, we were familiar with the area from frequent visits but having 3 little ones never would have bothered with fancier places for a meal, probably packed our picnic every time we went.

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