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Private dining Room for 25 near Ground Zero

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coachof2 Jul 22, 2008 04:14 PM

Looking for a 1st class restaurant, around $75-100 per person , near Ground Zero, for business dinner to impress. Europeans coming too....

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    Renguin Jul 23, 2008 04:16 PM

    I just went to a work function at City Hall last week. I was actually kind of looking forward to it because I thought it would be okay. the food was solid, but not great. i ordered off a prix fixe menu for my event. my skirt steak was overcooked, caesar salad was fine (come on, it was caesar salad, how do you screw that up) and the sorbet was good. i think its okay for a run of the mill work place, but I would never spend my own money there. If you're looking for a palce to impress, this wouldn't be it.

    Ah, now I remember why that place left a bad taste in my mouth. the service was pretty bad and my waiter had a bit of a 'tude. He made it seem like it was pure torture to be serving us. Very unimpressive.

    1. financialdistrictresident Jul 23, 2008 04:29 AM

      OP, what do you mean by 1st class reataurant? Many of the places mentioned are not what I would consider the best NYC has to offer. While not 1st class (Per Se, Robuchon, etc.) The Harrison has a private room in their wine cellar. A word of caution, I've read some mixed reviews recently on this Board. What about Bouley or Chanterelle? Both are in TriBeCa (near Ground Zero) and private party contact information can be found on www.opentable.com. There's also The Downtown Association (oldest private club in NYC). It's a bit dark and clubby and you need to have a member book for you. See www.thedta.com.

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        financialdistrictresident Jul 23, 2008 09:41 AM

        Also remembered that Pasanella Wines (on South Street in Seaport North) has a private room and rents it and/or their lovely wine shop. You would have to use a caterer (maybe their events planner could make suggestions). I'm not a fan of their wine shop, but the room might work for you.

      2. ChefJune Jul 22, 2008 09:03 PM

        Bayard's it's a private club in the evenings that takes bookings like that. Chef is Eberhard Mueller who previously cooked at Lutèce. His food is divine and the service is spotless.

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          180macd Jul 22, 2008 06:28 PM

          delmonicos, cipriani, city hall restaurant or il giglio.

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            coachof2 Jul 22, 2008 07:21 PM

            THANKS, I'LL START TO LOOK TOMORROW

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              trinyc Jul 22, 2008 08:58 PM

              harry's, mark joseph

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