Rehearsal dinner for 20-25-ish in private room?
Any suggestions for an Italian, French or steakhouse restaurant which has a private room for such a small group of folk? Maybe one with a private balcony overlooking main restaurant? It must be in Manhattan. Unfortunately the dinner is happening on an early June Friday night, albeit early evening. Plus we're on a budget of about $50 to $60 per person including tax and service but exclusive of wine etc and there will be some kids attending, aged 3-14. Thanks.
Two French restaurants that have good food, private spaces that can accommodate 20-25 people, and prices that would fit your budget: La Petite Auberge and Rene Pujol.
Keens has excellent food and unmatchable old NY ambiance. There are several gorgeous private rooms, one of which, the Lily Langtry, would be perfect for a party your size. Of course, the big question is whether they can do something within your budgetary constraints. The only way to find out is to give them a call.
I just attended a private dinner in the back room of Il Valentino restaurant on 56th between 2nd and 3rd aves., it was just right for that many people and would probably be reasonably priced.
I was just at a really nice 25 person party in a private room at Arte Cafe. They were gracious, food was good, bill was moderate. The room isn't breathtaking, but within your budget I think it's a good bet.
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