Corporate Event | Holiday Dinner - Suggestions?
We recently decided to hold a corporate event for a holiday dinner. Being late in the game, I need some help in restaurant suggestions. Any ideas or reviews are appreciated!
Date: Thurs, Dec 14th Dinner
Guests: Around 25
Budget: $75 per person all in
Location: Close by the downtown financial district
Requirements: Private Room or Semi-Private area
- La Fenice
- Le Papillon
- Noce (I find the management extremely disorganized and rude)
I have called the following places (some out of budget) and none have availability.
- Ki Restaurant
- Jamie Kennedy
- Ultra Supper Club
- Easy and the Fifth
- Le Select Bistro
- Crush Wine Bar
- Rosewater Supper Club
- The Courthouse Market Grille
- La Maquette
- Sultan's Tent
Thanks so much!
Well, as for your 5 places under consideration....scrap them all. Not sure which one is worse than the other. As for the places you called...there are some good spots there.
Try Biffs (OliverBonacini), or Vertical. If you can head up to Yorkville, try Prego or Spuntini. Keep us posted.
From your list I would go for Urban. I had a cocktail party there last spring for about 25 people (in the semi-private room at the back with a fireplace - very nice for a holiday party). I thought the food was very tasty, there was plenty of it and the price was reasonable. Since it was a cocktail party rather than dinner we did passed hors d'oeurves and a carving station. Service was prompt and attentive. Our guests really enjoyed themselves and I would definitely use that venue again.
True re Urban; ick. I used to have to go there when a friend of mine was the manager. I was happy when I could stop :-/
La Fenice, Marcel's and Le Papillon suck too. I don't know PUR.
Here's a random imperfect list: Lalot, Caju, Verveine, the Spoke Club, Blowfish, Pony, La Palette, Nassau St Bistro, Caffe La Gaffe.....
And what about the Brant St Diner - has anyone ever eaten there?
Is the $75 supposed to include alcohol? If so, I don't think that's a realistic price range.
Have you tried Izakaya? Or, this might not be very chowhoundish, but I think you should try the Hot House for that price range, if they are available, I think it could satisfy a large group.