My sister is coming to town for work and needs to host a dinner party for 10 (last minute!) for some opera VIPs on Thursday night. It needs to be within walking distance to the War Memorial Opera House. She's going to try Jardiniere, but asked for backup suggestions in case she can't get in. The only places I know of besides that (personal experience) in the area are Absinthe and The Boxing Room. Can anyone offer any more suggestions appropriate for VIPs?