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Birthday Brunch for big group in/near Village

sugarcookie Feb 14, 2007 06:44 PM

I invited a bunch of friends to Saturday afternoon brunch for my birthday and told them we'd have it at Pastis. Then when I tried to get a table for all 14 of us, I learned they dont have one big enough that's available, and the biggest table they have is only for 10 ppl (bc the other 1/2 of their communal table is booked up all day). AND the 10-up is only available super-early. I'm so disappointed. Thought about Schillers (the sister resto) but it's kind of far from the karaoke place that we're going to afterward (which is at 17th and 5th).

Can anyone suggest a good place to have brunch that's as sophisticated and fun as Pastis, will accommodate a large crowd like mine, takes reservations, and would probably have a table for us 2 weeks out?

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  1. csw RE: sugarcookie Feb 14, 2007 08:06 PM

    Only CoffeeShop on Union Square comes to mind but you'll have to call and find out if they take reservations.

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      RGR RE: sugarcookie Feb 14, 2007 08:39 PM

      I've seen a round table that can accommodate a group your size at Blue Water Grill, which is on the corner of 16th St. & Union Sq. W., putting it quite close to your karaoke location. The food's good, and the vibe is upbeat. They accept reservations.


      Happy Birthday and Bon Appetit!

      1. erin07nyc RE: sugarcookie Feb 15, 2007 06:02 AM

        Agave would be fun and tasty... although not quite in the direction you're headed (it's on 7th ave near w10th, I think).

        Happy Birthday!

        1. jenniebnyc RE: sugarcookie Feb 15, 2007 06:40 AM


          Maybe Blue Water Grill?

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            RGR RE: jenniebnyc Feb 15, 2007 10:20 AM

            See my post above. :-)

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            alp102000 RE: sugarcookie Feb 15, 2007 07:01 AM

            Rosa Mexicano and Mesa Grill are perhaps not as "sophisticated" as Pastis, but they are near your second destination and should fit your other criteria.

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              jdmetz RE: sugarcookie Feb 15, 2007 07:29 AM

              Try Village on W. 9th btw. 5th & 6th. Pretty big space and a good brunch.

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                bud0711 RE: sugarcookie Feb 15, 2007 10:27 AM

                you can try Pipa which is in ABC carpet! Great sangria and tapas. Thay also serve Brunch. Located 19th and bway.

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