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We are having very bad luck finding a party room( a garden would be nice) for a large rehearsal dinner this summer. Everywhere we go, the owners want us to rent out the entire restaurant for $10-15,000. That is outrageous.Please help!

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  1. I have heard good things about Frankie's 457, but you would have to research -- I don't know anything about their cost or how many they can accommodate. I do remember hearing that people have enjoyed private parties there.

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    1. re: mlee

      Just responded to a simlar request for a bat-mitzvah - but try Tempo Restaurant in Park Slope - I know they do this sort of thing alot - and they have a seperate room so you would not have to close down the restaurant - and I doubt they would charge $10-$15,000.

      1. re: E.V.O.O.

        FYI - tempo charges $15k for the whole restaurant. Their private party menu starts at $45/per person, and goes up to $75/person, not including taxes or tips. If you can afford it (which I could not, sadly) their food is amazing.

    2. check out The Riverdale Garden. We had a party there this past summer. The garden was perfect for up to 60 people.

      1. I don't think you're going to be able to find a place for that many people without shutting down the restaurant. Think of it from the owner's perspective: you can't accommodate a group that size without focusing exclusively on the group.

        1. ellen- try river cafe. i recently tried to make reservations for the office holiday party, but they wanted a min of 50 people and our party consisted of about 15-20 people so it didn't workout. i'm not sure what your budget is, but this would be a great backdrop for a rehearsal dinner party because you'll have a great view of the city. goodluck in your search.

          1. You might look into Dos Caminos on Park Ave South and 26th St in Manhattan. They have a curtained off back section you can reserve for events...my parents held a post-wedding Sunday brunch there for me & my wife in October (about 60 people)--I think it came to about $50 per head after everything. Food was good (Mexican fusion-y). Here's their URL: http://www.brguestrestaurants.com/res....

            1. It seems to me that I've seen this post before...the last response still holds true Jollie or Chestnut for the food and the space as for a price I'm sure they would both work for you...don't forget you are booking it out for summer, typically a slower time for restaurants in Brooklyn. I'm sure they would be happy for the business.

              1. Also Moran's in chelsea. Tom is the banquet manager and the banquet food is good. We got married there, recomendations from this board, and I've rented the room for several occasions since.
                http://www.moranschelsea.com/