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So we are looking for a restaurant for a group of about 16 or so. Preferably Italian, northwest with lots of seafood or the like. Moderate prices and good selections for vegetarians, etc.

We have thought of:

Via Trib (how many people does that back room hold?)

Serafina

Tulio

Assagio

Crow

Palace Kitchen

Where else???

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For Italian...

Brad's Swingside has a good back room for a group.

Sostanza in Madison Park has a great upstairs space.

It's been some time since I've eaten at either however.

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Tango on Capitol Hill has a nice private room.

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THANK GOD!, no one suggested Beppos!

Thank you all, you are a class group.

Oh, we haven't received our invite yet, make it for 18 or so? What date/time. :biggrin:

Drink!

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Tango on Capitol Hill has a nice private room.

I second this suggestion. My sister and friends had my bridal shower there a few weeks ago and it was great. We did a small plates tasting menu with each course (there were five) paired with wine. I'd actually only eaten there once before, about three and a half years ago when I first moved to Seattle. At the time I thought it was good, but not great. Well, the bridal shower menu (both food and wine) was great. Everything about the experience was positive.

On another note, if you're not wedded to Italian, you might consider Vios. We took about 12 people there on my wedding weekend itself this past weekend and we had a terrific time. Nice selection, including options for vegetarians and pescatarians, really good food. And I love the decor in that place.

[edited to add Vios rec]

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THANK GOD!, no one suggested Beppos!

Thank you all, you are a class group.

Oh, we haven't received our invite yet, make it for 18 or so? What date/time.  :biggrin:

We were saving Beppo for your surprise party, now you've gone and ruined it!! :raz:

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We had a group of 12 at Stumbling Goat a few weeks ago. Very accomodating, and they did a great job getting the courses out on time.

Surprisingly, the last time we ventured to Palace Kitchen with a large group, the two top adjacent to us complained we were too loud. Hmmm. Not exactly the place for a quiet romantic dinner for two.

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We had a group of 12 at Stumbling Goat a few weeks ago. Very accomodating, and they did a great job getting the courses out on time. 

Surprisingly, the last time we ventured to Palace Kitchen with a large group, the two top adjacent to us complained we were too loud.  Hmmm. Not exactly the place for a quiet romantic dinner for two.

good info on stumbling goat!! at palace we've always done the 'private' room.

What about Boat Street? anyone know if they can do a 16 top on a weekend?

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We had a group of 12 at Stumbling Goat a few weeks ago. Very accomodating, and they did a great job getting the courses out on time. 

Surprisingly, the last time we ventured to Palace Kitchen with a large group, the two top adjacent to us complained we were too loud.  Hmmm. Not exactly the place for a quiet romantic dinner for two.

good info on stumbling goat!! at palace we've always done the 'private' room.

What about Boat Street? anyone know if they can do a 16 top on a weekend?

Not a problem, they have the space that is Boat St Kitchen during the day.

Rocky

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Palisade.

It's not italian but there is a ton of seafood to choose from.

do they have a private room?? I tend to feel this place is a bit tired- haven't been in a while but it seemed to attract a lot of the silver haired crowd (which is fine, I'm just saying.....)

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