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Apr 19, 2007 11:56 AM

Downtown private room for dinner party?

Any ideas for a downtown restaurant with private room where I could have about 25 adults and 10 kids ages 5-15 for a sit-down dinner party (40th bday party)? Maybe Italian? Looking for something less expensive than Bouley but more upscale than Bubby's.... Thanks in advance.

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  1. What about a private room at The Modern? It's not downtown, but it's definately downtown cool.

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      Thanks but needs to be downtown, hopefully Tribeca, as am planning rooftop cocktails before the dinner....

    2. I know that Vento on Hudson Street does private parties - I have actually never been, but looked into having a party there. It is supposed to be very good, and pretty reasonably priced.

      1. Jane on Houston has a room downstairs. I was there for dinner the other night and saw a private party going on and thought it looked like a fun place to hold one.

        1. What about Del Posto? It is more towards the Bouley on the price spectrum, but it is beautiful and has a few private dining rooms downstairs. Food is Italian and fantastic. Located a bit north of Tribeca, but still on that side of town: 10th Ave between 15th & 16th sts.

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          1. re: TheDagster

            WARNING: Stay away from private events at Del Posto. I have felt better taken care of at the local diner than I did planning a 17k dinner there. Their event planner does not return calls or emails, and when she does,she is terse (to put it mildly).
            She constantly says how busy she is, which although I understand, I do not need to hear every time we connect. Thankfully, the service on the evening itself was wonderful, but we will never return.

          2. City Hall in tribeca has a really lovely private room downstairs. They can seat 30 or so in one long table.