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Loft Restaurant good for Rehearsal dinner?

Aimliz Jan 15, 2008 12:29 PM

I'm trying to find out what people think about the Loft Restaurant in the UWS.
I was thinking about holding a rehearsal dinner for under $50 pp for about 80 people. Do you think that is possible in NYC? I'm ok with any location in NYC and want something cool for people in their 30s.

Thanks much!

  1. JungMann Jan 16, 2008 06:59 AM

    I was under the impression they closed last Fall!

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    1. re: JungMann
      jcooper Jan 16, 2008 07:38 AM

      They didn't close, but there were lots of rumors. There is nothing worse than booking a party, only to find out the place may or may not be in business. We went through that with Loft. They asked about the rumors and they told us that the place was being put up for sale -- but if they didn't sell it, it might close in 2008. The same owners opened a place in Miami and moved a lot of staff there, including the very competent party manager, Jess. The replacement was clueless. We are still annoyed about them serving desert exactly 5 minutes before we had to be out of the space (they back-to-back parties and book multiple parties simultaneously). Nice space but you should think about finding someplace else.

      1. re: jcooper
        Aimliz Jan 16, 2008 08:30 AM

        Wow thanks for the heads up! I didn't hear of these rumors. Back to the drawing board to look for a place. :)

    2. doona Jan 15, 2008 01:09 PM

      The place is the cutest. I love it. And service was good too.

      Unfortunately, the food was kinda overpriced (although still moderate) and really bland. I do remember their appetizers to be good though.

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      1. re: doona
        Aimliz Jan 16, 2008 04:42 AM

        Thanks! I'll look into this place!

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