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Rockman
01-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Kind of a weird request to you all but I figure, (as always), my TMC friends are always a GREAT resource! :D

I need to know if you have any suggestions for a location for a dinner outing for 20 people in the Orlando area. Suppose to be scheduled for Friday 2/8/13. One hotel my wife tried to use basically f'd up the reservation and a backup place she had does not have their big dining room anymore. :mad:

If there is anywhere you would suggest we try, I would totally appreciate it!

The people for this dinner are all business professionals...so the place would have to be a few steps up from where I would go...lol. The more upscale the better...good wine list, steaks, seafood, etc.


Appreciate any help you can provide.

shepherd
01-22-2013, 05:30 PM
What part of Orlando? What budget? The Orlando area has pretty much everything. Make your reservations soon, because Friday nights get busy.

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 05:39 PM
Hey ROckman do you want nice or do you want fun and atmosphere. I know the area well too. Way too many conventions these... Are you going to OWC for a run or 2?

bunch of stuff on international drive

Rockman
01-22-2013, 05:57 PM
What part of Orlando? What budget? The Orlando area has pretty much everything. Make your reservations soon, because Friday nights get busy.

Close to the convention center would be great...budget is really no option.

Rockman
01-22-2013, 05:58 PM
Hey ROckman do you want nice or do you want fun and atmosphere. I know the area well too. Way too many conventions these... Are you going to OWC for a run or 2?

bunch of stuff on international drive

No, I wish...yes peeps are gonna be down there for a trade show...:rolleyes:

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 06:00 PM
millers ale house nice but can get loud. bahama breeze just up the street. maggiano's and capital grille within blocks of each other.

milkmania
01-22-2013, 06:02 PM
Close to the convention center would be great...budget is really no option.

Is Pram paying?http://68.178.167.89/smf/Smileys/default/13501381245.gif

milkmania
01-22-2013, 06:05 PM
just throwing a bone out there...http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/26/Orlando-restaurants.html...

but, it's probably best to listen to the locals

jdl xstar
01-22-2013, 06:12 PM
Considering your location and keeping the driving to minimum, just search "Pointe Orlando". Lots of restaurant options across the entire budget spectrum and there are other fun bars in the complex too. If you are willing to go off campus, I'm happy to lend suggestions but sounds like you all would be content with that area.

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 06:35 PM
eash I missed the thread PRAM was paying for all the stuff.... ;)

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 06:36 PM
I think there's a 5 guys there ;)

milkmania
01-22-2013, 06:39 PM
I think there's a 5 guys there ;)http://68.178.167.89/smf/Smileys/default/damputerji9.gif

SkiDog
01-22-2013, 07:26 PM
eash I missed the thread PRAM was paying for all the stuff.... ;)

You're still a rookey and not allowed at the cool kids table yet.:D

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 08:07 PM
http://68.178.167.89/smf/Smileys/default/damputerji9.gif

I do remember the thread well :)

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 08:08 PM
You're still a rookey and not allowed at the cool kids table yet.:D

ouch...... :) - I'l get you for that....;)

SkiDog
01-22-2013, 08:24 PM
ouch...... :) - I'l get you for that....;)

Oh I have no doubt you will, Mr MOD:firejump:

Rockman
01-22-2013, 08:27 PM
I think there's a 5 guys there ;)

Looking more for a steak and seafood place...not a backyard barbecue! :uglyhamme

I will pass the info. onto the wifey and see what progress she made today with the calls she made.

Thanks everyone!

SkiDog
01-22-2013, 08:44 PM
I think Hooters is THE place to go!

pmikler
01-22-2013, 08:48 PM
Kind of a weird request to you all but I figure, (as always), my TMC friends are always a GREAT resource! :D

I need to know if you have any suggestions for a location for a dinner outing for 20 people in the Orlando area. Suppose to be scheduled for Friday 2/8/13. One hotel my wife tried to use basically f'd up the reservation and a backup place she had does not have their big dining room anymore. :mad:

If there is anywhere you would suggest we try, I would totally appreciate it!

The people for this dinner are all business professionals...so the place would have to be a few steps up from where I would go...lol. The more upscale the better...good wine list, steaks, seafood, etc.


Appreciate any help you can provide.

As a fifth generation central Floridian (rare) i can tell you that its nothing but chains since nobody that moves in knows the local joints but know the chains ala ruby tuesdays, etc... so the local restaurants went out of business. Especially on that side of town. With that said there is moonfish (http://www.talkofthetownrestaurants.com/moonfish.html) which is on the high end of the chains. also a great jazz club/resturaunt is http://www.vinesgrille.com/index_lowres.asp

An hour south from where you are staying and an easy drive down I-4 there is Burns in Tampa (http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/) which is beyond an experience and well worth the hour drive with the largest wine cellar in the nation. Be sure to get a reservation to the desert room after dinner and a tour of the wine cellar. (they fly in veal bones weakly for the french onion soup and all the vegetables are grown at their offsite farm.) anybody that close knows and loves Berns.

no offense to the ale house as mentioned above it is not an upscale joint but above average bar food and a good hangout with a large on tap beer selection.

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 09:13 PM
no offense taken on the ale house.....especially after a couple...;)

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 09:13 PM
I think Hooters is THE place to go!

ski-dog!

Footin
01-22-2013, 09:35 PM
The Doll House?

Rockman
01-22-2013, 10:22 PM
The Doll House?

Good suggestion Mike but that's in Ft. Lauderdale!:D

lukedeuce
01-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Kind of a weird request to you all but I figure, (as always), my TMC friends are always a GREAT resource! :D

I need to know if you have any suggestions for a location for a dinner outing for 20 people in the Orlando area. Suppose to be scheduled for Friday 2/8/13. One hotel my wife tried to use basically f'd up the reservation and a backup place she had does not have their big dining room anymore. :mad:

If there is anywhere you would suggest we try, I would totally appreciate it!

The people for this dinner are all business professionals...so the place would have to be a few steps up from where I would go...lol. The more upscale the better...good wine list, steaks, seafood, etc.


Appreciate any help you can provide.

Hey rockman, what convention you headed to? Our firm will be down there for NAFEM and I know we have moonfish already booked for Friday night.

Rockman
01-24-2013, 10:31 AM
Thanks everyone for your help! My wife did get a room for the party on Friday night at a very nice place...persistence paid off ;)

The peeps are gonna be down there for the ATD and NADA shows (truck shows).

I will be stuck here in the tundra...hopefully ordering stuff for the boat so when we get it out of storage, I can get a head start before the weather warms up.

mikeg205
01-24-2013, 12:42 PM
ooohh...sounds like we have a place for a party.... we all chip in for a babysitter and beer... ;) - Rockman get's free beer.... ;)

Rockman
01-24-2013, 02:34 PM
ooohh...sounds like we have a place for a party.... we all chip in for a babysitter and beer... ;) - Rockman get's free beer.... ;)

Deal! :D