I'm planning a series of meetings for an organization I'm involved with. The meetings will be south of the cities. The first ones will focus on the Eagan, Burnsville, and Apple Valley areas. Rather than hold our meetings in a public library or something, we were thinking of using a dining room at a local restaurant and having appetizers and things. The meetings would probably be in the after-work time frame (5:30 pm or so) with the complementary appetizers to welcome people and tide them over. Probably 20 people. Maybe 30.
What would be good options? A place that would be well viewed by people in that area, welcoming, not a chain (obviously) but probably not exorbitant either.
All ideas appreciated.