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Looking for casual atmosphere, inexpensive but good food for brunch for 6 folks. Would like place that will take reservations--rather than the long wait. Mixed group --some hardy eaters!
Location no issue --

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  1. Here are the ones that I believe have space for a large party / group, most take reservations, especially if you plan to bring that many people:

    - Pastis (communal table)
    - The Neptune Room (communal table)
    - Freemans (they have a private room)
    - Jane (private room downstairs)
    - Devin Tavern (huge space, private room downstairs, many large tables) -- probably the most expensive in the list, though
    - Tasting Room (they have a big communal table, some booths, and you can reserve the back room, too, I think)
    - Morandi (also quite large, and a nice space)
    - 'inoteca (downstairs room)
    - Five Points (space for larger parties is in back -- there's a tables and a booth)
    - Blue Ribbon Bakery (they can seat bigger groups downstairs)
    - Cookshop (they have booths and tables that can seat 6)
    - Stanton Social (have an upstairs bar/lounge area that can be used, too) -- also on the pricey side, and it's all small plates

    5 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      I'd add Markt to the excellent list that kathryn provided. They were incredibly accommodating when I was scrambling to make a last-second Sunday brunch reservation for 8.

      Just out of curiosity kathryn, will most places whose private rooms you've referenced accept reservations for parties as small as 6 in number? I rarely even consider the option, given how many people I've seen packed into such rooms on many occasions...

      1. re: CalJack

        For Freemans, I know that reservations are accepted for parties of 6 or more -- so they may be able to seat you in the main room. The set up of the restaurant feels rather odd, like several storefronts that they connected together by knocking down walls.

        As for Jane, I think they might have a booth or two that can squeeze in 6 people upstairs but I'd call to ask. I've seen large parties on the smaller size down in the private room downstairs, though.

        Basically, I think it depends on the restaurant, dependent if they charge a flat fee for the room or if it's a prix fixe with a dollar amount per person, or if the room is going to just be empty that day for brunch, etc.

        1. re: kathryn

          Great List- I'll also add Punch to that list as they have some big booths and a large table in the middle. food is good and you get a free cocktail for $14.00

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          1. re: roze

            Thanks for the great advice- especially Kathyrn and Roze. Took a large group for brunch based on all the above. Found it difficult to get a group of 12 anywhere. However Punch was very accomodating even for kids. We were very happy in general. The price did go up up to i think 16.95 but quality excellent. It comes with a cocktail (or juice, soda for the kids) plus coffee/tea and good bread/ banana muffins and homemade jam). The main dishes were all good- great variety of lunch and breakfast items. Kids really liked the pancakes & french toast as well. Service was fair and a few of the sides never made it bt all in all a solid brunch choice--we would certainly go back. thx roze!

      2. re: kathryn

        Add also to this list, The Smith.