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Sunday Brunch for 20 - 30...something French

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rtistic Oct 19, 2008 06:39 PM

Throwing an engagement brunch in December. Would love a private room and something French is preferred- they got engaged in Paris!

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    italianagambino Oct 20, 2008 08:23 AM

    JoJo
    http://www.jojorestaurant.com/

    L'Absinthe
    www.labsinthe.com/

    Artisinal
    www.artisanalbistro.com

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      rtistic Oct 20, 2008 10:56 AM

      Thanks for these...I'm actually coming in from Denver and checking out a few places on Wedsnesday. I will look into these. bistro atmosphere is what I think she'd like best. thanks!

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        italianagambino Oct 20, 2008 01:01 PM

        Bistro 61 is an option as well.
        61st and 1st. Stay away from L'ybane across the street. Although nice to look at, the food is god awful.

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          Jane A. Oct 21, 2008 07:30 AM

          Thank you for the 'heads up' on L'ybane. I passed by the other day and picked up a menu. Just tossed it! Haven't been to Bistro 61 in a while - will try it again.

          A group that size could just about take over La Mangeoire on 2nd Ave @ 53rd St. They have a very reasonable and neighborhood popular prix fixe on Sundays.

        2. Toot Oct 21, 2008 07:38 AM

          Le Refuge on the Upper East Side has private rooms, the food is good, although not creative, I have been there for dinner many times, but never for brunch.
          http://www.lerefugenyc.com/

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            billyeats Oct 21, 2008 08:16 AM

            A.O.C. (L'aile ou la Cuisse) on Bleecker & Grove did an amazing brunch a couple of years ago for us in their back garden for about 40 people. I was actually a bit concerned since their staff can be a bit air-headed and kitchen inconsistent but they did a truly wonderful job. They did a buffet of pain perdu, feuille de brique, granola & fruit, coffee, juice, and champagne. Those particular brunch foods there are excellent. People raved.

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              rtistic Oct 21, 2008 02:23 PM

              Thanks to everyone...I am assembling my list tonight and checking out 3 -4 tomorrow! Appreciate all of your help and will let you know how it turns out

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              FNY Oct 21, 2008 03:23 PM

              If you're on a budget check out Sel et Poive on the upper east side. They arrange nice parties and have a bistro atmosphere, but no private room.

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                rtistic Oct 21, 2008 03:29 PM

                actually we aren't "on a budget" but don't need to break the bank either...care more about good food, good location , nice space and a memorable time. i'll check it out though. at the moment i'm leaning towards Artisinal.
                I think the location might be easiest for all and although maybe not a cozy bistro- would be enjoyable.

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