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Light and airy restaurant "not over the top"

jiminycricket Mar 6, 2008 07:54 PM

We would like to have my daugther's wedding in a light and airy (her words) restaurant where we can have a cocktail hour, then an exchange of vows (no fanfare - just a judge). It is scheduled for mid-June, she says definitley NOTHING over the top especially in price. She wants it to be more than casual but not formal or too dressy. I am going crazy trying to find the right place in such a short space of time. Dinner would be for about 25 people. I would love to go Italian but am not married (no pun intended) to that idea. She doesn't really want to be relegated to back private room. Any ideas?
thanks - jiminycricket

  1. egit Mar 7, 2008 09:39 AM

    What about that place over on Irving called The House or something like that? Maybe it's called The Carriage House. I've heard it's beautiful in there and I know they have a private room that should be able to accomodate 25 without feeling like you're bouncing around inside a giant cave.

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    1. re: egit
      idia Mar 7, 2008 10:10 AM

      Fig & Olive sounds so perfect for her.

      1. re: idia
        jiminycricket Mar 11, 2008 07:14 PM

        Thanks, yet another vote for Fig & Olive. My daughter is calling them and she has been in contact with 5th on Ninth and loves the photos but they might be booked. We are also looking into Terrace in the Sky, any thoughts?
        Thanks in advance

    2. doctorj Mar 7, 2008 02:10 AM

      Try calling 5 Ninth, over in the Meat Packing. It has a nice open air space which I think would be great for your dinner. They're nice and friendly, and the food ain't bad either. :)

      www.5ninth.com -- hope this helps!

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      1. re: doctorj
        Will4Food Mar 7, 2008 04:29 AM

        I recommend Fig and Olive in the Meatpacking District. A delightful setting for your wedding and crisp, light Italian food.

        1. re: Will4Food
          jiminycricket Mar 7, 2008 08:13 AM

          Thanks, I had been reading other posts that mentioned Fig & Olive for special occastions and was totally unaware that they had a second location. I have eaten at the Lexington Ave spot and always enjoyed the food, but knew it was too smail for this event. Thanks a lot. Am callling them today too.

        2. re: doctorj
          jiminycricket Mar 7, 2008 08:11 AM

          Thanks I went on their website and am calling them today.

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