Alix, Thanks for your posting and making the general public aware that we can not easily accommodate large groups. Indeed, our establishment seats no more than 30 people, and is allowed to accommodate no more than 50 people for a stand-up special event (which closes our space to a private event that we book on occasion).
When we called you back after your inquiry, we asked if you had been to our establishment before. At that time, I had offered to host your party of 11 at two separate tables that would be close together. You were not satisfied with this response. I followed up by offering for you to come down to the restaurant to see the space in question and potentially work a solution. You did not seem amenable, though the invitation still holds.
I explained that the restaurant had hosted parties larger than 8 to 10 people, which typically reduced the intimate experience we try to cultivate here for our other guests who would inevitably be seated close to just about any large group. (This place is just small and cozy that way.) Given that you had never been here, I'm not really sure where your opinion comes into play, as we were not able to communicate through our positions.
The reality is that there are numerous establishments in Atlanta that adjust well to large parties. Ours doesn't really fit into that category.
Again, the offer for you to come down to the restaurant, view the space, consider some of my thoughts regarding mixed seating at two separate tables, is still available. It's your decision whether you would like to continue the discussion where you left it (you hung up on us), or whether it's best for us to let sleeping dogs lie.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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