We are trying to plan our rehearsal dinner for Oct 3 from 7:30-9:30 ish. We are getting married at Holy Name Cathedral (where the rehearsal will be) and our guests are staying at both Embassy Suites and The Felix hotels. We are really trying to find a place within walking distance (not too far for elderly) for the rehearsal dinner. The other problem: we are really trying for the food/beverage minimum to be around $1500-1600.
So far, we have found that Jake Melnicks is within out budget and right across the street, but that's the same type of food that we were gonna have at the wedding. We also really like the idea of having it at Lou Malnati's, but that's up in Gold Coast and a bit of a hike for out-of-towners.
Giordano's doesn't host on weekends and Rosebud doesn't have a private room.
Any ideas on other locations?