So, there's one month to go before the Big Day... and I have a Friday rehearsal dinner to plan for ~70 people, some coming from Boston and others from Providence at $20-25 per person. We'd like to do a Chinese or Asian meal, since the wedding is American style. The problem: we eat WAY too many Chinese banquet meals as regular family events, so we are super critical on our budget.
Where would you go? What would you order?
...Places I've Considered....
Hei-La Moon: Nicest decorations in Boston, big space, give you room private dividers. Great dim sum, but after a bad dinner meal with a test menu (Dinner for 8), poor service, and big stomachache, am likely to cancel my reservation.
China Pearl: Dirty/dingy inside, not really private either (they'll put you in the main room with our party size) but it is a family tradition. Other locations would offer free parking -- how does Quincy restaurant compare in terms of interiors and quality?
East Ocean City: Small, not much to look at, but great food. Can you get a really good meal for our price range?
Minado's: Too expensive. Harder for toasts and our slideshow / privacy. But hopefully less of a chance of stomachaches.
... other places? anyone suggest Jade Garden?
... or a non-Asian place all together!
THANKS in advance!
China Pearl Restaurant
9 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760
East Ocean City Restaurant
27 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111