Ok, I think I have the best substitution. I called Longfellow but they like the Highland Grill do not take reservations and can't seat us together so I ruled them out.
My college son works part-time on Grand Ave in St. Paul, and he likes the French/American restaurant, Salut, and I ate there twice with him and they can seat 14 and I booked a reservation with the Manager, Andy, for same time/same date, 11:30am, Sat., April 18 for 14 people. Good food, affordable prices.
Here is the menu.
917 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Reservation under the name, Roleigh Martin and the manager knows it's for a group of backpackinglight.com members.