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The SCENE’s Holiday Catering & Party Guide: Part 1

Oct 06, 2010 10:09PM ● Published by John Ennis

Does planning your upcoming holiday event have you feeling a little more holiday “fear” than holiday “cheer?” The SCENE is here to help.

We have compiled a list of the Bay Area’s top restaurants that can cater to or play host to your holiday parties. Between hanging the lights, picking out the perfect tree, and spending time with loved ones, you have enough to worry about. So we did the work for you! Who has a banquet room? How many can it hold? Can they come to you? We did the research, now you can sit back and relax and enjoy the holiday season!

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Signature Bistro 1918 NASA Prkwy • 281-474-4455 On-site catering?  Yes, up to 80 people. Off-site catering?  Yes, up to 100+ people depending on the venue. Facilities:  Our venue is available to rent out with chef prepared meals to fit your budget. Contact us for details and available dates.. Why your place?  We are an intimate fine dining restaurant that will accommodate your needs for any occasion.

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D’vine Wine 709 Harris, Kemah • 281-334-8300 On-site catering? Yes. 25 inside, 100+ outside. Facilities:  We have two indoor areas where we can host parties as well as a huge outdoor patio. For even larger weddings or receptions we can accommodate up to 200 in the vineyard and gardens at our bed and breakfast, the Clipper House Inn. Why your place? The winery is a unique venue providing great food, fantastic wines, and great service to our customers.

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La Brisa Mexican Grill 501 Wesley Dr., League City • 281-554-4000 On-site catering? We can accommodate 400. Off-site catering? We can serve up to 2000 people.  Facilities: Our conference room will seat 60+ and our banquet room will seat 150+, both have state of the art audio and visual equipment. Some of our customers drive from North Houston, Pearland and Baytown to enjoy our Stuffed Chicken, Stuffed Avocado or Crusted Tuna. We love our customers, our customers love La Brisa.

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Masa Sushi Sake Bar 1804 W FM 646, Ste R (HEB Shopping Center) • 281-337-1288 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 100 people. Off-site catering? Yes, from 10 to 1000. Facilities: We have a private party facility at our 646 location that can accommodate up to 25 people. Why your place? We have fresh fish flown in from California everyday. We also have special fish flown in from Hawaii every Tuesday and Thursday. We provide our customers with fresh sushi, and great service from our friendly staff. There is an excellent atmosphere at Masa, with traditional and fusion style food available.

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Merlion on 4th Street 1301 4th Street • 281-385-9975 On-site catering? Yes, up to 175. Off-site catering? 250. Facilities: We can do parties in a private room or the whole restaurant. Why your place? We always do events made to order. We are very flexible and aways cater to a customers needs.

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Mackey’s Bar & Grill 20801 Gulf Frwy • 281-316-8866 On-site catering? Yes, up to 90 people. Off-site catering? Yes, up to 100 people. Facilities:  We have a beautiful facility with a party room that will seat 30 people comfortably. In addition, we will close the restaurant to focus primarily on your party of 60 or more. Why your place? In addition to a peaceful atmosphere, Mackey’s offers friendly family style service. We have a diverse menu and a chef who is adept at creating new menus to meet your specific catering needs.

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Big League Dreams Sports Complex 1150 Big League Dreams Pkwy.  • 281-316-3400 On-site catering?  Yes, several thousand. Off-site catering?  No. Facilities:  Clear Lake's most unique venue!  We handle holiday parties, company picnics, reunions, birthday parties, sales meetings... the possibilities are endless! Why your place?  Come "Home" for the holidays! Enjoy a truly unique environment for your next holiday party.  Our indoor 20,000 sq. ft. pavilion is the ideal space for your next event.  Seating for up to 1,500 guests.

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Bakkhus Taverna 605 6th St, Kemah • 281-538-1800 On-site catering?  Yes up to 150. Off-site catering?  Yes up to 150. Facilities:  We do not offer a private room, but can accommodate large groups inside or on our 900 sq. ft patio. Why your place?  Authentic Greek-American menu offered with many items you won't find anywhere else in Houston.  We are open for Lunch, Dinner and Late Night 7 days a week and have a great staff to serve you.

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Main 101 Grill & Bar 101 E. Main • 281-470-8484 On-site catering? Yes, up to 100. Off-site catering? Yes. Facilities: Private parties are always welcome, but since the restaurant is closed Sundays, we could host a completely private event then. Why your place? Main 101 is contemporary by design and always on the cutting edge offering a Midtown feel with a world-class flavor. We can custom-design your party or special event to fit your wants and needs. We use only the highest quality and freshest ingredients including hand cut meats and seafood and fresh chopped produce.

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Holiday Inn Kemah 2805 Harris Ave. • 281-334-0003 On-site catering? Yes, up to 120 people. Off-site catering? Yes. Let's talk. Facilities: Restaurant for 125,  Ballroom for 120. Why your place? We are the new hotel in town with delicious food for all budgets, great facilities and plenty of parking.

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Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina 19431 Gatebrook Dr. (Baybrook) • 281-332-8226 2660 Marina Bay Dr. (South Shore) • 281-535-1000 On-site catering? Yes, up to 100. Off-site catering? Yes, up to 150. Facilities: We have a large outdoor covered patio with its own private bathroom at our Baybrook location. At our South Shore location wee have a semi-private upstairs lounge that is perfect for intimate gatherings. Why your place? WE have a lively atmosphere that is always fun and entertaining and frozen beverages are the best around to get the party started!

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Floyd's Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse 20760 Gulf Freeway • 281-332-7474 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 55 people. Off-site catering?  We DO Cater Off-Site as well and can handle as large a crowd as you can gather. Facilities: Our On-Site facility is quaint and cozy with advantages of total seclusion from the main dining area.  Our banquet facility if equipped with a full bar and upon request can it can be staffed with a personal bartender. Why your place? Simply put, we are the best at what we do, Off-Site or On. In this economy, we pack the bang for the buck, we guarantee that DAWG! Call us for a quote today and find out.

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Dickinson Bar~B~Que 2111 FM 517 • 281-534-2500 On-site catering? Yes, we have a party room that can accommodate up to 85 people with sound and visual capabilities. Off-site catering? Yes, we cater off site to such groups as CCA, Duck's Unlimited, City of Dickinson, City of League City, Krewe of Gambinus, Galveston County Fair and Rodeo and many others... please call for pricing and custom packages for groups of 100 or more. Facilities: Front banquet room that can be closed off, for up to 85 people. Why your place? The best Texas style slow smoked Bar~B~Que and Texas Homestyle Cooking, USDA Choice Hand-Cut Steaks in Galveston County, Hill Country environment, Homemade sides and desserts, reasonable prices and True Texas Hospitality !

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Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar 2555 Bay Area Blvd. • 281-480-2221 On-site catering? Yes, up to 500. Off-site catering? Yes, up to 500. Facilities: We have two private rooms available, the Nasa Room can seat 45 and the Wine Room can seat up to 40. Why your place? We only use fresh seafood and high-quality choice steaks. We offer great service with an attentive wait staff. We also have a beautiful setting and reasonable prices.

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Gabacho’s Catering 4449 NASA Road 1 • 281-326-5697 On-site catering? Yes, we can host private parties where you can have the entire restaurant to yourself. We can handle up to 110 people. Off-site catering? Yes, we can handle any size off-site catering. Why your place? We serve the best Mexican food in Clear Lake. Interested parties can try free samples of our catering before hand, just call and ask.

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T-bone Tom’s 707 Hwy 146 • 281-334-2133 On-site catering? Yes, we can cater luncheons of up to 120. Off-site catering? Yes, we can do 500 plus for catering.; Facilities: We want to welcome luncheons under our new palapa with plastic drop-down walls to stay warm during cooler weather. Guests will be served buffet-style and have assorted choices for their menu. Why your place? T-bone Tom’s offers great food, great service and wonderful hospitality.

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Judges 113 6th St, San Leon • 281-339-1515 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 200 people. Facilities: We provide our guests with outdoor dining overlooking beautiful Galveston Bay. Why your place? We have award-winning gumbo. You also can’t beat our spectacular sunsets, unbelievable Galveston Bay views, and waterfront dining. There are also afternoon bands and fabulous frozen drinks to indulge in.

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Sherlock’s Pub 2416 Bay Area Blvd • 281-461-4702 On-site private parties? Yes, outside food can be catered in. Facilities: We do not have private rooms available; however, reservations can be made on the pub side or band side. Why your place? Sherlock’s is a great choice because of our fun atmosphere, live music and our dance floor.

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Bucks Bar 18301 Egret Bay Blvd. • 409-599-9437 (Corp Office) On-site catering?  We Can not Cater on- site, but outside catering is welcome. Off-site catering?  We can not cater off-site. Facilities:  We work with all types of caterers. Our venue is perfect for holiday or private party. Up to 10,000 sq-ft, on site security, bartenders, DJ's, custodians, & wait staff. Great dance floor. Centrally located. Why your place?  Our customer service is untouchable. We try and take all the stress off you. We have a nice clean comfortable atmosphere. The things you pay extra for at other venues are included at ours. Except for Friday & Saturday night from 8-2, our venue is available anytime that suits you and for any length of time.  We are totally self contained. Except for food, we can provide anything else you desire in house. We do the decorations, we have a DJ/VJ, we can put you logos, pictures, videos or special messages on all the TV's, we can provide security, we can provide wait staff & world class bartenders, we are very spacious, Our venue is available anytime that suits you and for any length of time.

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Twin Peaks 20931 Gulf Frwy • 281-338-7325 On-site catering? Yes, 40+. Off-site catering? Yes, 40+. Why your place? Eats, drinks and scenic views. It’s time to be a guy again.

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Mediterraneo Market & Cafe 18033 Upper Bay Road 281-333-3180 On-site catering? Yes, up to 60. Off-site catering? Yes, up to 200. Facilities: We have plenty of room for private parties but there is no private area. Why your place? Because of the uniqueness of our food and flavor! Celebrities such as The Who, Paul McCartney, Cher and Jessica Simpson have chosen us for catering over the years and you should too!

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Cafe Under The Oaks 615 E. Main St • 281-557-9496 On-site catering? We can handle 50 guest comfortably for a private party after 5 pm any day of the week.  We have room for smaller parties during business hours. Off-site catering? Not at this time.  You can however order food for pick-up.  All menu items available in bulk or individual.  Have an idea for something else?  Just ask...we may be able to fix you up. Facilities: Our dining room is set up to resemble a tuscan courtyard.  We are cozy and homey too!  commodate up to 25 people. Why your place? We offer a wide variety of menu options, wine and beer, and homemade desserts.  Our staff is warm and friendly. You will be treated like family.

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Dempsey’s 3612 W. Main St. • 281-557-0000 On-site catering? Yes. Off-site catering? Yes. We just launched “Gianna’s Catering,” naqmed after our daughter (pictured) and are ready to do the work for you. Facilities: We have a great venue with plenty of space, a private room, new outdoor   area with a second full bar and lots of seating and flat panels. Or we can bring the food (Italian, Southwest, Cajun, Mexican, Continental and Seafood) to you! Why your place? We guarantee to beat any price.

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