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cozy nice bar (downtown)

Could anyone recommend a bar (or restaurant) that would be a nice, pleasant place to share champagne/drinks and wedding cake with about 40-50 friends? We could buy out the place for a couple of hours if needed.

We are in the east village, so any recommendations in EV, WV, LES, Soho, Tribeca would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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  1. I noticed Il Buco was closed for a private event a couple weeks ago (I think it was a Monday or Tuesday), it might be an option.

    1. I hear Lorelei in the LES has a back room to reserve, tho I've never been there...

      1. Pravda has a great space. Might be a little crowded with 40-50 ppl but i'm not sure.

        http://pravdany.com/
        http://nymag.com/listings/bar/pravda/...
        281 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012
        between Houston and Prince Sts.
        212-226-4944

        1. Thanks for these ideas! We will check them out. Maybe 40-50 is too many. It would probably be more like 30-35. We would love to be *above*ground if possible. Any more thoughts? thanks!

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          1. re: springtime

            stumbled across this cute place called "greenwich treehouse" on greenwich near 11th. it's on the second floor, with a bay window view on to the street. big enough for your group, small enough that it shouldn't be ridiculously expensive to rent (though i haven't checked whether they do that...)

          2. also, I should have said: we are not totally opposed to other neighborhoods or even brooklyn. I like something with a space like bread tribeca or snack taverna, but I thought a bar might work better if we aren't planning to eat more than wedding cake.