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Intimate Wedding Dinner 40p...

Swell May 8, 2007 02:23 PM

any ideas on a small restaurant we could take over, or a place that has a private dining room that fits that many? we don't want to rent a space and have it catered... Cozy and intimate is what we are looking for.

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    brendastarlet May 8, 2007 02:33 PM

    The Boathouse in Central Park has a lovely private room and also kind of an alcove above the main restaurant. You also might try Beppe on 22nd which has a nice upstairs room. You could take over the upstairs at Osteria Al Doge, which would hold about 40 but you still would have the view of downstairs.

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    1. re: brendastarlet
      Swell May 8, 2007 02:45 PM

      Thank you! great suggstions. It's in november, so i have been staying clear of the boathouse, but maybe it's worth looking into...

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      harrison May 8, 2007 03:47 PM

      we had about 40 at the Inn at Irving Place - in the Lady Mendl Tea salon - late October. It was definitely cozy - great food, great service - private cocktails downstairs at Cibar.

      Definitely worth a look.


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      1. re: harrison
        Swell May 9, 2007 11:50 AM

        Excellent suggestions. have been to Cibar but not upstairs. I saw Gascogne on the web, but their site didn't have a lot of pics. Think i'll have to stop by to check it out!

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        RGR May 8, 2007 09:20 PM

        Gascogne, on 8th Av., b/t 17th & 18th Sts., is a cozy, charming French bistro with excellent food. They do private parties and, acc. to their website, if you take over the entire restaurant, they can accommodate up to 50 people.


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          perrystreet May 12, 2007 10:22 PM

          I recently went to a lovely small wedding at Savoy in Soho. The restaurant customized a gorgeous menu according to the couple's wishes and gave them the exclusive use of the upstairs room with a fireplace. Absolutely lovely and the food was excellent. The bride (a former food stylist) was thrilled and said the chef and staff were wonderful from beginning to end.

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