My family is coming in for a Bengals game the first weekend in October. My plan is to have us go out to dinner Saturday night and then after the game on Sunday before they leave. It's going to be at least 10 people coming in and that's added to my girlfriend, her 14 yr. old daughter and probably my GF's mom. It's possible my GF's sister and brother in law may join us on Sunday. The Incursion - as my GF calls it - will consist of 7 adults, two teenagers and an 8 year old girl.

I'm not looking for a fancy dining place like the Precinct or Jeff Ruby's or the Palace or Morton's. When my family gets together they can be a little loud but not obnoxious. I don't know where they are staying yet - I've recommended several places in the Blue Ash-Sharonville area - but I would like to take them downtown or the riverfront. I'm thinking the Montgomery Inn Boathouse and/or the Moerlein Lager House. I know the latter has a room for large parties and I'm guessing the Boathouse has one as well. Would either/both of those places be able to accommodate The Incursion or should I look at other options? Also, how far in advance should I make the reservations?