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Nice terrace or garden in Manhattan - please help

Glen D'souza Sep 19, 2000 12:00 PM

Great website you could be my saviour's. Could anyone recommend a restaraunt in Manhattan, with a garden/patio/terrace that can hold around 20-30 people? I'm celebrating my wedding with friends from London, and we want somewhere with good food/ambience for a group of 30 year olds. I've heard good things abot Va Tutto and I Coppi but are there any other suggestions? 2 weeks away and I need to make a reservation, any help from the locals would be gratefully accepted. Cheers, Glen

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    Glen D'souza RE: Glen D'souza Sep 19, 2000 12:12 PM

    I also liked Sweet N Vicious when I was over last year,
    does this give you an idea of what would be suitable - I hope so - thanks again

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      Dena RE: Glen D'souza Sep 19, 2000 01:09 PM

      Two places come to mind - both Spanish. Well, one's Basque, but that's pretty close? Placido Domingo's restaurant on East 49th Street is one. They have a website, so you can see how you like it: http://newyork.citysearch.com/E/V/NYC...

      The other is Marichu (the Basque one) on East 46th Street and their website is: http://newyork.citysearch.com/E/V/NYC...

      I've eaten at both and would say that Marichu has the better food of the two.

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        andrew reibman RE: Glen D'souza Sep 19, 2000 02:03 PM

        I wasn't clear whether this was for the wedding/reception (I kind of doubt it) or for something a little less formal (like a rehearsal dinner). this is probably in the latter category...

        there's a japanese resteraunt in the west village with a japense garden in the back, I think its arai...

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          rjka RE: Glen D'souza Sep 19, 2000 02:22 PM

          Not sure if the gardens are big enough, but you could try Verbena or I Trulli. I have been to both with 10-15 people. I think they could handle a bigger group.

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            Ari RE: Glen D'souza Sep 19, 2000 04:55 PM

            There is a pretty decent Italian place in SOHO called Barolo that has a huge garden in the back.

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              Chris RE: Glen D'souza Sep 20, 2000 12:46 AM

              I am always impressed with the garden at Gascgone on 8th Avenue in Chelsea if French is appealing.

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                Dena RE: Chris Sep 20, 2000 11:28 AM

                Chris' message was a reminder to me. There's a little French restaurant called Le Jardin Bistro on Cleveland Place between Kenmare & Spring Streets that has a good-sized garden room that would probably be perfect for a party. The menu is fairly limited, the food is classic French, reasonably priced, and the dining room is kinda funky -- crowded tables, cheap chairs. I've eaten there several times and always enjoyed it. I wouldn't try to have a large dinner in the dining room, but the garden would probably be perfect. And they have space heaters so it's open well into winter.

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