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Business dinner in Providence - large group:

JaneRI | Feb 1, 200806:35 AM

Help - I'm putting together a dinner for what should be 22-25 people. It'll be a Monday evening, so either a place open Monday or willing to open for our group. They like either a private room, a separate area that feels separate, or one small enough that we can take over the whole place.

The group is at the "money is no object" level. In the past when this same group has come into town we've gone to The Gatehouse and Ruth's Chris, and I wouldn't care to repeat a venue.

So far I'm thinking New Rivers. Any thoughts? Getting mixed reviews on this board and that makes me nervous. I'd call Chez Pascal in a heartbeat, but about half of this group is from France and it seems silly to serve them French food.

I thought of Gracie's but held back for two reasons - I went w/a group of 50 two wks ago and while that was perfect I thought our smaller group would either be lost in that big room or they wouldn't be willing to open for so few. Also, while our recent dinner was wonderful, my boss was underwhelmed last spring and I'm not sure how he'd feel if I recommended it again.

Anyone have any ideas?

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