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BIG private room or rental of ENTIRE restaurant ???

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I've seen similar questions before, but never for this many people.

I'm looking for a space for a rehearsal dinner for 50 people. Only real requirements are good food, warm atmosphere, and it has to be able to seat 50+ people.

We're amenable to either a big private room or, alternately, renting out an entire restaurant.

I've done lots of research, but I'm looking for those little gems that I might have missed.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    niki michalakis

    Hello! I am the event planner for The 14 Wall Street Restauarant-- contemporary French cuisine, penthouse downtown views elegant but not stuffy I handle many many rehearsal dinners.. this is a hidden gem!

    P.S. to Chowhound and all who read this site... I am not using this to sell my services; i am responding to this person's inquiry

    I can also give you other suggestions if needed

    212-233-2780

    1. About eight years ago, we rented Montrachet (the whole restaurant) for our daughter's rehearsal dinner. We seated more than 50. It was expensive, but worth it.

      1. I know that Frontiere, on Prince St. in Soho, rents out the place for private parties. This would be my choice -- not pretentious; great food; a small and friendly atmosphere. I would give them a call.

        1. Full Disclosure: I work for Danny Meyer.

          Eleven Madison Park (Madison and 24th st) has a private dining room that seats 50. The food is American with French influence, and the PDR has a nice view of Madison Square Park/Flatiron.

          1. I don't know if it would serve your needs, but many people rent out big Chinatown eating halls like Harmony Palace for this purpose.

            1. Try calling The Inn at Irving Place. Their dining room is exquisite, and the food is wonderful. They just seat about 50

              1. I know a lovely place on Third Ave roughly between 12th and 13th Streets, West side of street, called "Village Crown". It's Moroccan (Italian by same name next door), great tajins, etc. They have a large back room with comfy decor, could probably accommodate your needs.
                Hope this helps.

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                  Caitlin McGrath

                  Village Crown is kosher, right? The poster would want to know, since it affects what foods can/can not be served there for his dinner.