It’s that time of the year when girls to start franticly trying to find a date, dress, shoes and most importantly, a place to eat before the Feburary 8th dance. Food is essential before going to the big dance; I mean, how are you supposed to get down on the dance floor with an empty stomach? You can’t. I have looked into some of the most popular group dinner options available in the area.
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood: Located at 89th and Metcalf this is a convenient spot to have dinner; not too close and not too far. J. Gilbert’s has a set menu for group events, The first dinner package is the cheapest, priced at $42. This offers a first course of salad and entrée of either a 6 oz. center cut filet, Joyce Farms chicken, grilled atlantic salmon or a 4oz filet with jumbo lump crab. This package is finished off with either chocolate velvet cake, cheesecake, berries & cream or creme brulee. Unfortunately this is the cheapest dinner package they offer, which means for you and your date dinner would be $84. A little pricey, but the food is great and definitely worth the price!
Bucca Di Beppo: Italian food located on the Plaza. It’s kind of a far drive from East but has great tasting dishes. It might be hard for girls who are sloppy and don’t want to spill marinara on their dress…so maybe bring a bib. They do not have a set menu option but their prices aren’t too bad; most dishes are around $20 or $30. The food at this restaurant will definitely fill you up, which can be either a good or bad thing depending on how tight your dress is.
Plaza III – The Steakhouse: This is an expensive option but is delicious, especially if you’re a fan of steak and mashed potatoes (a personal favorite of mine). At this restaurant you have to order straight off the menu. They have all different foods with a variety of prices, but unfortunately most are priced towards the higher end of the spectrum at around $40 or more. But if money isn’t a problem and you’re looking for some decadent food then this is the place to be.
Kyoto Sushi & Steak: A unique dinner option, at 135th st. This restaurant is worth the far drive out to it. Kyoto is a Japanese Steakhouse/Hibachi style restaurant so, dinner comes with a little fun and entertainment. The meal options are a steal for how good they are, my personal favorite, the Chicken Teriyaki is only $13.95 and it is delicious. As usual Japanese Steakhouses do, the main meal comes with egg drop soup and asian salad. It’s a fun environment that gets you even more hyped up for the dance.
A house: This option is great if you have a big enough dining space and accomodating parents that would be willing to host a group. This can be done two ways. You can have the dinner catered to your house, which would vary the price from $20-$60 depending on what restaurant you get catering from. Another option is to have each person in your group contribute a dish. I have heard nothing but good things, when it comes to eating dinner at someones house.