Hello Seattle Hounds -
Hoping that all of you can help me with a dinner recommendation for a group of ~ 20 in July. I'm looking for restaurants with a private room or with large enough seating arrangements to seat the group together.
I need to keep the bill around $50 - $65pp (before tax, tip, and alcohol). Many of our colleagues are from Western Europe and Asia, so I'd prefer not to serve them something that they can get at home if I can avoid it. Good wine and/or beer menu is a must. We do have the standard assortment allergies to accommodate. Walking distance (< 1 mile) from Hotel Monaco would be appreciated, but not a deal breaker. A place with water views would be a bonus.
So far I've looked at:
-Local 360 (this looks right up our alley)
-Barolo (looks great; will communal table be conducive to conversation?)
-Canlis (afraid this will be a bit too formal for my group)
-Barrio (worried that this may be too loud for a conversation)
Any feedback on any of the above options, or additional recommendations that would suit the group? Thanks in advance for your help!