Major thanks to C. Hamster, teezeetoo, and all the others who provided first-hand tips for the business luncheon I asked about in my previous post.
Actually, I need to plan TWO luncheons. The seating-for-twelve was for the Executive Committee of my organization. On the following day, I need to locate a venue for a two-hour private lunch for 25-40, with a small podium. We'll look for something around $40 per plate, with proximity to the convention hotels once again highly desirable.
For this event, I'm going to be checking out some of the places already suggested for the first lunch. Any further thoughts will be most appreciated!