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Post-Funeral Lunch in W. Village

mess hall mama Apr 25, 2008 05:34 PM

Helping a friend choose a West Village restaurant for a Friday or Saturday lunch after a funeral and the main issues are: (1) short notice is necessary because the deceased is being transported to NYC from Europe and flight plans are not set yet, (2) accessibility is necessary because some people can't climb stairs, (3) privacy would be a plus because the family and friends involved rarely get to see each other, (4) number of people could fluctuate greatly, but it's probably going to be about 20 people, and (5) most likely May 2nd or 3rd, but everything is on hold. Google search offered up Villa Mosconi on MacDougal where I filled out a preliminary form, but I'd like to have some other options. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks hounds.

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    rrems RE: mess hall mama Apr 25, 2008 07:44 PM

    Perry St. has wonderful food, the atmosphere is peaceful, and I don't think the number of people would be a problem. If I recall correctly there are a few steps up to the entrance, but none inside. Ask about accessibility when you reserve.

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      mess hall mama RE: rrems Apr 25, 2008 08:48 PM

      thanks rrems, can you give me an address or phone number? mostly I'm so appreciative that you responded, so I can figure it out from here, of course, but just asking, thanks much

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        thegreekone RE: mess hall mama Apr 25, 2008 11:58 PM


        great suggestion

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          rrems RE: mess hall mama Apr 26, 2008 08:13 AM

          All information, including menus, is on the Jean-Georges website:


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            mess hall mama RE: rrems Apr 26, 2008 08:43 AM

            It's perfect and now I recognize it as the place I took the same friend (who is trying to plan the funeral) for her birthday during restaurant week a few years ago! Problem solved, thanks rrems and thegreekone!!

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        tsiblis RE: mess hall mama Apr 27, 2008 02:13 PM

        Another option is Grano on W. 10th & Greenwich...or AOC on Bleecker. They can probably both handle your needs.

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