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Small Private Party Room

shiny Nov 23, 2005 08:20 AM

Looking for a nice restaurant with a small private room (for about 14 people) for a holiday dinner.

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    Jon36 RE: shiny Nov 23, 2005 09:55 AM

    "March" Restaurant. Click on link for info.

    Link: http://www.marchrestaurant.com

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      RGR RE: shiny Nov 23, 2005 11:03 AM

      Keens has several private rooms all of which have wonderful ambiance. The Lily Langtry would be a perfect fit for your party.

      Link: http://www.keens.com/banquet.html#

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        NYCFORKER RE: shiny Nov 25, 2005 10:07 AM

        check out their farm house....great space.

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          ioanako RE: shiny Dec 28, 2006 02:08 PM

          I need to find a restaurant in Manhattan for a 20-25 people party, but I would like a separate room any suggestions?

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            RGR RE: ioanako Dec 28, 2006 03:33 PM

            It would be helpful to have some specifics, i.e., cuisine preferences, casual vs. fancy, and budget.

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              pisces RE: ioanako Dec 29, 2006 08:29 PM

              Le Bernardin has a private room, perfect for your size group

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              ioanako RE: shiny Dec 28, 2006 03:47 PM

              Budget about 4,000, cuisine preferences is a difficult topic because of the guests but I guess I would have to play safe and say Italian, American, maybe Greek but certainly nothing Asian, I would not want it to be too casual because it is actually a wedding dinner, so a little fancy would be nice.

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                centrejack RE: ioanako Dec 28, 2006 04:04 PM

                I think the back room at Lupa is lovely, and you can't complain about the food. It is also an appropriate size for your party and I think the size will work. I helped a friend plan a party there for clients, and it was great.

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                  RGR RE: ioanako Dec 28, 2006 07:12 PM

                  $4000 for 20-25 is a fairly substantial budget ($160-$200pp).

                  Eleven Madison Park would be a wonderful place for a wedding celebration. Chef Humm's cuisine is sensational, and the space is beautiful. I've never seen the private rooms, which are upstairs, but I've heard they're also beautiful.


                  I've never been to Barbetta, but they've been in their townhouse location for 100 years, so they must be doing something right. My brother and his wife had an anniversary dinner there not long ago and said the food was very good. From the photos on their website, the private rooms look gorgeous.


                  If you want to go the American route, Keens has excellent food and unmatchable old New York ambiance, which is carried through in their private rooms. You can see photos on their website.


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                  ioanako RE: shiny Dec 28, 2006 04:51 PM

                  Thank you for the suggestion I will look at Lupa.

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                    PRSS RE: shiny Dec 28, 2006 04:56 PM



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                      ioanako RE: shiny Dec 28, 2006 08:08 PM

                      Barbetta and Eleven Madison look fantastic! Does anyone know of a place on the upper West side at all?

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                        nancyl126 RE: shiny Dec 29, 2006 01:53 AM

                        The private rooms at Compass are lovely and the food is very good. It would be very appropriate for a wedding dinner...I actually know someone who got married there.

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                          RGR RE: nancyl126 Dec 29, 2006 02:16 AM

                          I agree that the New American cuisine at Compass is very good though it isn't in the same rarefied category as Chef Humm's at EMP. Also, very different ambiance from EMP or Barbetta. Not gorgeous, but the contemporary decor is attractive.


                          I haven't been to Picholine is quite a while, but chef/owner Terrance Brennan's French/Mediterranean cuisine has always been excellent, and they are, of course, known for their cheese program. The restaurant recently re-opened after a complete refurbishment. From the pictures on their website, the decor looks quite sophisticated. Private party info indicates they have a space that can accommodate up to 22 people.


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                          PRSS RE: shiny Dec 29, 2006 06:07 PM

                          I think compass has really good food and the decor is elegant.
                          I must checkout the new picholine soon, i have a party coming.

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                            kayonyc RE: shiny Dec 29, 2006 06:46 PM

                            Had dinner along with roughly 16 others at Gramercy Tavern last night. Very pretty private room and the staff was attentive and helpful. Food was pretty good, although not transcendent.

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                              RGR RE: kayonyc Dec 29, 2006 06:55 PM

                              I've not been a fan of Gramercy Tavern because none of the meals I've ever had there measured up to the hype. I was hoping Michael Anthony's arrival to head up the kitchen would mean that the quality of the cuisine would improve dramatically. I'm disappointed to hear that you thought the food was only "pretty good." But, his own totally new menu will not be rolled out until sometime in January, so maybe there's still hope.

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                                kayonyc RE: RGR Dec 29, 2006 07:06 PM

                                I will certainly make it a point to visit in the spring then.

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