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Lunch for large group in Durham?

Okay, I went ahead and made a resrvation at Parizade. I'll report back on how the meal goes. Thanks for the rec!

May 07, 2008
hastac0708 in General South Archive

Lunch for large group in Durham?

I have had dinner there once, and lunch or brunch a few times, but hadn't thought of it for this. Thank you!

Apr 30, 2008
hastac0708 in General South Archive

Lunch for large group in Durham?

Thanks! I ate at Parizade's once a while back and liked it. Definitely an option.

Apr 30, 2008
hastac0708 in General South Archive

Lunch for large group in Durham?

Hi folks,

Next month my office wants to have a weekday lunch for about 12 people on our staff. Cost is not really an issue. To give you an idea of what we've done, we had a holiday lunch at Chamas in Brightleaf Square (which was great), last year did a dinner at Lantern (also great), and 2 years ago did this same sort of thing at Papas Grille and the service was atrocious. We are adventurous eaters and willing to try most anything. The most important thing is a place that can feed a group relatively quickly. What would you recommend?

Has to be in Durham as we'll need to head back to the office afterward.

Apr 29, 2008
hastac0708 in General South Archive

Upscale dinner for large group?

Hi folks,

I wanted to update you on what happened. We did end up going to Sepia as our party dwindled to 11, and they were able to get us seated on one of the long tables. Food was fantastic! And the service was just fine.

We also had a smaller dinner on our first night in town at May St. Market, also very good. Thanks for the recs! I'll be visiting again in late February and will try to get to some of the other places mentioned in this thread.

Jan 26, 2008
hastac0708 in Chicago Area

College Birthday in Raleigh NC

Another vote for Cafe Luna. Great food, nice for a special occasion without being stuffy, and in your price range.

Jan 09, 2008
hastac0708 in General South Archive

Upscale dinner for large group?

Thanks for the recs! We've actually been to Trattoria No. 10 before and weren't very impressed. Don't know if they were just having an off night but service wasn't good and I didn't like being in the basement. I will look into the other two right now.

Dec 03, 2007
hastac0708 in Chicago Area

Upscale dinner for large group?

My boss (a Chicago native) wasn't very impressed on a recent visit. Same for North Pond, so they're off the list!

Nov 09, 2007
hastac0708 in Chicago Area

Upscale dinner for large group?

Thanks! I'll definitely check out Blackbird too, and One Sixtyblue and MK as well. We looked at Naha but decided against it.

Oct 24, 2007
hastac0708 in Chicago Area

Upscale dinner for large group?

Hi folks,

In January, I'll be coming into Chicago for work, and we'll be hosting a dinner for 16-18 people, so I'm looking for a restaurant that can handle a group of that size, preferably with a private or semi-private room. Last winter, I was in a similar situation and someone else booked us in a private room at N9NE Steakhouse, which was great but I'm not really looking for a place to be seen this time. And it doesn't have to be a steakhouse, I'll consider a variety of cuisines. The most important things are being able to serve a large group, and (relative) proximity to our meeting at S. Dearborn and Adams - most of the places I've read about here are either in or near the Loop or up near Lincoln Park, both of which are fine.

So far Boka, May Street Market, North Pond, Sepia, and Sweets & Savories are on my list (not sure if they have private rooms but menus look good). What should I add? Thanks, everyone!

Oct 22, 2007
hastac0708 in Chicago Area