Agency Christmas Party on a Monday night
I'm looking for a venue for my not-for-profit agency Christmas party. There will be about 60 people and we need to limit the cost to about 30/person. We are located in SoHo but can travel anywhere in the city.
Staff taste runs the spectrum from Vegetarian to General Tso's to Per Se. Although I hate to say it, I think quantity is more important than quality for this diverse group. We'd like a fun venue .. maybe a bar with a pool table?
BYO's? Unlike NJ where BYO's proliferate (because liquor licenses are severely limited and *very*!!! expensive), there are not many true BYO's in Manhattan.
The only place that comes to mind with a quite reasonable food option is Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th. The homestyle Italian food served there is very tasty, their private room can accommodate 60+, and they offer a buffet for $25pp. Unfortunately, that does not include drinks, tax and tip. If you were able to boost the budget to $35-$40pp, I think Trecolori might be doable.
dave & buster's? i looked into it for a holiday party last year. don't remember pricing. but i imagine that's a fun party idea but no idea how it's catering is