Despite living in Dallas for 16 years and eating out on a regular basis, I'm absolutely stumped for options on where to have a rehearsal dinner for my wedding in October. We're estimating around 30 people and we'd like to keep the budget around $20-$30 per person (alcohol included). The catch is that we're looking for a private room - and it seems few, if any, restaurants offer that option. Furthermore, we need to keep it within a 10-15 minute drive from downtown as that's where the wedding is being held.
Since we've got several out of towners alongside some children, we were thinking Tex-Mex may be a good option (i.e. represents Texas cuisine well, fun for kids, Margaritas are fun for adults etc.). We've already looked into places like Manny's Uptown and Mi Cocina and neither offer any privacy (though they fit the bill perfectly in all other areas - slightly upscale environments with affordable and readily approachable cuisine).
Barbeque is the other obvious option, but we don't want it catered and most BBQ joints have zero ambience.
Barring Maggiano's (I'd rather go hungry) Italian food would be fine - heck at this rate, ANY cuisine would be fine.
Can you please help a desperate fellow 'Hound out?
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