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Recommendation for affordable, very good group dining

broadwinged | Feb 7, 2012 08:51 AM

Firstly, my apologies for posting a topic that may have many responses already, but the search box isn't getting me anywhere.

The board and staff of the small international not-for-profit I work with is converging in early March on Phoenix for a couple nights. Staying near the airport at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

We're looking for a solid, reasonably priced (entrees in high teens to low 30s) place worthy of a Chowhound thumbs up not too far from the hotel...preferably walkable, shorter light rail trip, Phoenix or Tempe. Style of the food not essential (southwest, eclectic, etc) as long as it is prepared thoughtfully, and with care (with a vegetarian option or two), maybe with fresh (even local?) ingredients, a good wine list, nice drinks...and, here's the hard part, a decent space (nice corner, private room?) for 25 to 30 folks. By decent I mean, not crammed in like sardines and not needing to yell at your neighbor when having a conversation.

Am I asking too much?

Our last meeting was in Boise, Idaho and Chowhound led me to recommend Fork to my colleagues - a big hit. Now the heat is on in the Phoenix/Tempe area. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

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