Food at Manhattan Penthouse
Thanks for the responses. We're already booked there, but are living overseas right now and weren't able to do a tasting so were hoping to get advice on specific dishes. Erin07 -- congratulations! We've found the venue to be great to deal with, I'm sure you will have a lovely wedding.
Both times I've been to MP it was for an event that needed to serve Kosher food. I'm just pointing this out because I think that it means that they allow outside catering since I doubt they have a Kosher kitchen. Thus, it's hard to say whose food you're eating when you're there.
I went to a tasting there and thought both the chilean seabass and filet mignon were really great. Everything we tried came across as very well thought-out and delicious, with creative side-dishes. You should go to a tasting; and if you cannot, I understand that you can trust them to do a great job. Their rental and catering fees were the best I found; and the food quality is not compromised.
We've chosen to serve as hot stations: white bean cassoulet with duck legs, vodka pene, as well as a crepe station; although our wedding isn't until March 31 (so I cannot yet comment on these items).
I also heard from another caterer that the food quality tends to be a little better at MP for buffet rather than a seated dinner.