Hail, fellow hounds. Coming from Los Angeles, I'll be hosting dinner on Saturday, June 12th, for a group of 8 driving up from Northfield (yes, it's graduation season...). I'm seeking recommendations of a moderately priced (ca. $40/head, before wine) restaurant, preferably south of Downtown, possibly with a private-dining space. Two of our group are hearing-impaired, so low music/ambient noise is ESSENTIAL. Cuisine-wise, we'd steer toward Mediterranean and away from Asian, but I'm open to all suggestions.
After a week of research on the Cities dining scene, I'm intrigued by Corner Table and Grand Cafe. Piccolo also caught my eye, but some of our group get confused by the many-small-plates approach. I'm also considering Sea Change, at the Guthrie Theater, after the 7:30pm curtain.
Thanks for your help!