Brunch for 40
I'm planning a Sunday brunch (june) for 40-50 people, with a budget of $25-$30 pp (not including tax, tip, or alcohol). I'd love any suggestions for locales that would fit that budget. Anywhere in Manhattan is ok, but downtown is preferred. I've already contacted:
(As you can see pretty negotiable on decor).
Also, The Place on W. 10th is in that price range. Anyone eaten there? I'd love any feedback.
I can see why Park Bistro would be out. They're no longer open on Sunday.
It would be helpful if you would tell us what problems, if any, there are with the others. I would have thought Cibo would work. Or are you looking for something in particular that those listed can't provide?
That said, I'll throw out another possibility: Gascogne, on 8th Av., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. The food's delicious, their 3-course brunch prix-fixe is $17.50, and since you're doing this in June, you can take advantage of their truly charming garden.
Thanks so much for the suggestion!
Sorry should have been clearer, I haven't heard back yet from Cibo, so they might work, same with City Crab.
Gascogne sounds lovely but they would like a $1500 space rental fee (in addition to the fairly moderate cost of brunch). Battery, Stanton, and Park Bistro (closed but would open for a fancy enough event) were too expensive.
re: Produce Addict
I've never been to The Place, but I have been to Cibo, albeit not recently. Unless something has changed dramatically, the food has always been nicely prepared and delicious. The space is large -- two dining areas + a separate bar room -- and the decor is very attractive. I presume they will be turning over one of the dining spaces to you completely for your party.
Regardless of which you choose, I hope the party turns out well