I need help finding a venue for group dinner in Raleigh, NC
January 28, 2014 8:34 PM   Subscribe

I'm planning a 70th birthday party for my mother in the first few weeks of March and need to find a restaurant that can host it.

The biggest potential issue is that the dining room needs to be in a space that is accessible to someone with a walker. We're looking for a moderately-priced place--something like Gravy, for example (which would be ideal, except that its dining room is down a set of stairs). We've also thought about 518 West, but it's a bit pricey.

Help me find a great place for my mother's big day, MeFi!
posted by yellowcandy to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: How many people are you planning on?

Coquette is very walker friendly. They have an area which can be used for private groups. Their menu offers something for conservative and more adventuresome diners. The times I've been the food was quite nice!

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posted by cat_link at 12:39 AM on January 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

Coquette is a great idea. You can even pull right up to the curb to let people out, and the food is good.
posted by something something at 6:38 AM on January 29, 2014

If someone in your party will be using a walker, consider carefully the logistics involved with downtown Raleigh restaurants, which almost universally require a walk of several blocks from the nearest parking.

Is it the food at Gravy that you consider ideal? What about Bella Monica, which is the owners' original restaurant. It's on Edwards Mill Road, is walker accessible, has accessible parking, and they take reservations. Caveat: not a particularly large restaurant, so if you have a party larger than 10-12 might be problem.
posted by little mouth at 9:42 AM on January 29, 2014

Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill would fit the bill. Here's a picture from Google's Street View.
posted by oceanjesse at 10:11 AM on January 29, 2014

My family has used Casa Carbone (Glenwood north, more like I-70 going towards Durham) for large group events for years. Pretty good (if a little heavy) Italian food at affordable prices and with super-great service. Lots of seating and very walker-friendly.
posted by magdalemon at 11:08 AM on January 29, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks all! We ended up at Coquette and had a fantastic time.
posted by yellowcandy at 4:28 PM on March 11, 2014

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