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Jan 31, 2007 01:29 PM

Mid-town/Carnegie Hall Ideas

My University's Chamber Choir is going to be performing at C.H. in April. It is my job to find a location for the post-concert reception. - Easier Said than Done being IN California.
So, any ideas would be appreciated.
- Think 10pm-mid week, 40 or so people, CHAMBER CHOIR audience.

and has anyone been to a reception at Carnegie? How's the food/service?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. That's going to be a tough one! After 10pm, mid-week, college students. Try Serafina Broadway or Hudson Cafeteria.

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    1. re: pacz

      Not college students - mostly donors, alumni, patrons.

      1. re: SRosie

        LCB Brasserie, on 55th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., is a short walk from Carnegie Hall and is the kind of place I think the members of your group would appreciate. It was formerly the haute French restaurant, La Cote Basque. But in his "down-scaled" brasserie setting, chef/owner Jean-Jacques Rachou continues to turn out excellent versions of French classics. The space, which has handsome decor, is large; however, with a group of 40, you might be better off in a private room. I think they have that. Oh, and no problem dining there after 10 p.m. Tel.: 212-688-6525.

        1. re: RGR

          They're booked!
          must be good.

          1. re: SRosie

            Too bad!

            Right around the corner from Carnegie Hall is the Greek restaurant, Molyvos. It's a cavernous place, so they can handle a group your size, and they serve post-performance.


            1. re: RGR

              they haven't returned my message from yesterday. :-(

              1. re: SRosie

                That's rude!

                7 Square is a bit further away from Carnegie Hall, on 49th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av. It's relatively new, so I haven't had a chance to try it yet. But there have been some positive reports on this board. Worth checking into.


    2. You might want to try Redeye Grill - right across the street.

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      1. re: pacz

        They are already on my list.

      2. You could also try Trattoria Dell'Arte on 7th & 56th.

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        1. re: valerie

          aren't they affiliated with Redeye? Are they similar in atmosphere? - I know it's completely different food.

          1. re: SRosie

            They do have the same owners. Atmosphere is somewhat similar I guess -- both are pretty large places, Redeye is gigantic by Manhattan standards. Different food.