Holiday Party Below Canal
I'd check out Bayard's, which is at One Hanover Square. Its a really gorgeous restaurant in a landmark building. I was there for dinner a few months back and was very impressed with the food & decor. I had noticed there were several rooms, and was told they do a lot of holiday/private parties.
I work for the PR agency who represents Bayard's and it is a fabulous place for a holiday party. It's a few blocks from ground zero and after the attacks, even the pastry chef pitched in with the chef of the steak and seafood house below (Harry's, owned by the same family) to provide hot meals for the rescue workers in the area. The owners are very friendly, they have excellent food and many of the private rooms have very cozy fireplaces. It's a real jewel.
Since I manage one of the restaurants downtown, I will not reveal which as this isn't a promotion site, I will recommend a few, and many of whom Iam good friends with
LUSh - a hip, elegant bar downtown with excellent music and an ecclectic hors d'oeuvres list Ask for Ricky
The 14 wall Street Restaurant - the former penthosue residence of JP Morgan with fantastic dowtown views
ask for penny
Bayards - elegant, historical ask for Harry the son who runs this place very well
Vine - private party rooms locate din original bank vaults ask for Julie
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU WE NEED SUPPORT because we all have talented chefs and great staff!