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Lounge area for 20 people times square/mid town for drinks and appetizers

porta Apr 14, 2007 09:45 AM

I'm hosting a work dinner and want to find somewhere fun to make a relaxed small plates / drinks dinner...a private room or lounge would be great but flexible. Office is on Broadway in the 50s. We'll have about 15 - 20 people. Ideally we wouldn't have to sit at table but be able to circulate and talk to everyone. Ideas?

  1. LFeinberg Apr 14, 2007 11:27 AM

    Stonerose Lounge in the Time Warner Building.

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    1. re: LFeinberg
      porta Apr 16, 2007 10:56 AM

      Thanks. I'll check it out. Also, have you heard of Latitude in Hell's Kitchen? Been there?

    2. LFeinberg Apr 16, 2007 11:18 AM

      MOBar at The Mandarin Oriental @ Columbus Circle

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      1. re: LFeinberg
        Lori Lou Apr 16, 2007 12:26 PM

        Opia (57th/Lex) has a little den that you can reserve that has small couches....seats about 20. Decent appetizers.


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        lisette Apr 16, 2007 12:53 PM

        PS 450 on Park at 30th. Great sliders and other bites.

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        1. re: lisette
          Bugsey34 Apr 16, 2007 02:22 PM

          I second PS 450!

        2. LFeinberg Apr 16, 2007 12:56 PM

          The rooftop at 230 Fifth is awesome, too.

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            CDB Apr 16, 2007 01:56 PM

            Two suggestions:

            1. Kemia underneath Marseille on 43rd and 9th. I was going to have a party for my wife there, but it didn't work out, timing wise. looks perfect for what you are looking for.

            2. Disiac on 54th and 9th. Its a very small bar that would probably be willing to rent the whole place to you for a couple of hours --its a bar first, with great cocktails, but they have food too. They have an outdoor area as well, if its nice.

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              ceeceee Apr 16, 2007 03:53 PM

              the cellar bar in the bryant park hotel

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              1. re: ceeceee
                iloveguacamole Nov 13, 2007 12:34 PM

                Cellar bar has no food, but Koi, Japanese restaurant also in Bryant Park hotel is awesome!

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                RussianGirl Nov 13, 2007 01:01 PM

                Divine Bar on 54th and Bway - good food, tasty sangria (by the pitcher) and bar stools and couches on the first floor (tables on the second floor).

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