I'm from the Los Angeles Chowhound board and am doing research into restaurants in the downtown Boston or Cambridge area (Harvard Square area would be perfect) that could host a party of about 40 people for a Friday evening gathering. A lot of friends and family are coming from out of town to attend my wedding the following day (this would be in May 2004) and was hoping for a fun informal spot with good food. I'm thinking something inexensive (my mother would like to pay for this), perhaps Indian or Italian, but I'm open to suggestions with any cuisine. As long as they have a separate area off the main restaurant (or I suppose we could take over a small restaurant or pub if that would be allowed) that can handle a group of that size and have good food in what I imagine would be buffet style eating arrangement (restaurants that do catering on the side would probably be ideal). Is this crazy..? Please advise..
thank you in advance,