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Post-Wedding Brunch Spot Needed

uwsister Jun 25, 2009 01:52 PM

Just called Five Points (our favorite brunch spot) and was told 20 was more than they could accommodate :(

We are looking for a slightly upscale restaurant with a private room (or at least a semi-private area) that can accommodate 20 people and that will take a reservation for brunch. Use of organic or local ingredients is a plus! Could be anywhere in Manhattan. Oh, and must have great food!

Any help would be SO appreciated!

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    kaffy Jun 26, 2009 11:43 AM

    Savoy may fit the bill. I went to a brunch party that was held in their private room upstairs and it was wonderful.

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    1. re: kaffy
      CMG920 Jun 26, 2009 11:59 AM

      Try Jane. They have a party room downstairs. There's also The Smith though I can't vouch for their brunch food. There's also Cookshop which is the same owners as Five Points. Very far west though.

      1. re: CMG920
        uwsister Jun 26, 2009 04:13 PM

        Ugh, for some reason my Preview won't open Jane's brunch menu! I loved Neptune Room when it was open, never been to Jane but I'm sure it's fabulous. Does anybody know if they serve organic or natural meat? They're not listed on eatwellguide.org, but their list is not complete (or updated, seeing Tasting Room is still listed...)

        So far I have Hundred Acres, Jane, and Telepan. I'm gonna wait till Monday/Tuesday to make phone calls, so please add your two cents if you have got 'em!

        1. re: uwsister
          jenhen2 Jun 27, 2009 07:13 AM

          I went to a post wedding brunch at Beacon that was amazing. They have a balcony area that was quite nice and everyone raved about the food. It's in midtown, though, and not on an amazing street, but it's still nice. Another suggestion would be Duane Park. They don't have a private space, but it's a relatively small restaurant. I was there on a Friday night when a rehearsal dinner came in and it was very nice. Tribeca Grill also has a nice brunch and a private room.

      2. re: kaffy
        uwsister Jun 26, 2009 06:48 PM

        Savoy would work as well, thank you! I don't see a brunch menu on their website though? Do they do brunch regularly?

        1. re: uwsister
          RGR Jun 27, 2009 06:29 AM

          If you look at the hours posted on Savoy's website (under "General Info"), you wil see that they don't serve brunch. But based on what kaffy posted, they will do it for a private party.

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        stephaniec25 Jun 25, 2009 07:17 PM

        Sarabeth's would probably work. I've only been to the central park south location and that has a lot of separate rooms, one of which i'm sure can be reserved.

        For something a bit different, you can see if they will let you reserve the private room at Freeman's.

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          Stuffed Monkey Jun 25, 2009 06:30 PM

          How about the Hundred Acres, also owned by Marc Meyer? The back room would be lovely.
          Another option for an slightly upscale brunch would be Cibo on Second Avenue at 41st street.

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          1. re: Stuffed Monkey
            uwsister Jun 26, 2009 09:45 AM

            Hmm, the Hundred Acres might work! Thank you for the suggestion.

            Please keep them coming, if anyone else has any ideas!

            We were not a fan of Freeman's or Sarabeth's unfortunately :(

            1. re: uwsister
              RGR Jun 26, 2009 10:19 AM

              Is this for a Saturday or Sunday? Would you be amenable to doing a lunch menu instead of a brunch menu?

              1. re: RGR
                uwsister Jun 26, 2009 11:57 AM

                It would be Sunday -- I would really prefer brunch.

                1. re: uwsister
                  RGR Jun 26, 2009 01:38 PM

                  Telepan serves Sunday brunch and has a private room that can accommodate 20.


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