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Aug 13, 2009 03:36 PM

need dinner for 20 near rye

any suggestions for a dinner for 20 in or near rye. Some elderly, so no stairs.

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  1. Trattoria Vivolo in harrison, Morgans Fish in rye, ...what kind of food? narrow it down for us. Is budget an issue?

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      1. re: intrepid

        Really? Could you elaborate? I like Morgan's a lot..I think the fish is fresh and well prepared, the service is good, and the space is lovely. Now what do you find "weak"?

        1. re: Marge

          i found the service mediocre, food- non eventful, and in general just a yawner, yes the space is nice, morgans had nothing to do with it, it was there when they bought the place- enjoy-thannks

    1. Halstead Avenue Bistro in Harrison might be just the place for you. Menu is on their website John is very accomodating and prices are very reasonable.

      1. type of food? price range ? pls

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        1. re: intrepid

          Chicken, fish, steaks, salads, sandwiches. Much is glutton free (if anyone cares)...i think the most expensive entree is 22, but always running dinner specials and for 20 people would probably work with you on a menu if you wanted that. After going there for years for the duck confit quessadilla and the talapia i went a few weeks ago and had a burger, it was great!

        2. Thanks, they are staying at Arrowwood so looking for something between Rye and Purchase. I'm considering Rye Grill (in the alcove). Ruby's has a private room that would be nice but it is up a flight of stairs, so I don't think it would work. I've never been to Morgans (although I know it's the same management) do they have a private area? Thanx

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          1. re: debmom

            Someone just mentions Alba or Hosteria, any thoughts? Thanks

            1. re: debmom

              I had my rehearsal dinner at alba's a few years back. food was great - service was "fine", although I chalk some of it up to me being antsy with the wedding the next day. it was also easy for older people to get in and out - we had several 90+ yr old grandparents and we chose that place over others just for that

              1. re: Gramercy Foodie

                Alba's food is questionable no? I have heard great things about Hosteria Mazzei but have never been sadly. Anyone?

                1. re: cubanat

                  hosteria is a tad old world, with average food imho

                  1. re: intrepid

                    Thanks, we tried it tonight. The service was very nice and the food was good, Definitely the grey-haired crowd and quite expensive

          2. Take a look at Whitby Castle at the Rye Golf Course. Lots of space, only a few steps up to the main entrance, nice views, and a variety of seating options. Food isn't bad. If I had to wrangle a bunch of older relatives, I'd give it a close look.