Help! Need to plan an eightieth birthday sunday brunch in december at a bklyn restaurant
--for 40 people
--nice but not overwhelmingly fancy--ie not necessarily river cafe--
--birthday "girl" would ideally prefer buffet of bagels, french toast etc
--but we'd love a nice place, good view, etc
I've been to a brunch buffet at Archives (the restaurant in the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott)--it was lovely, and they can cordon off as much of the dining room as you need. I assume they are still doing it--my friend who hosted her son's wedding reception there found them easy to work with.
iCi has a private room upstairs that I'm sure could handle your group, assuming all of the guests can climb a flight of stairs. The food is locally sourced and very good, but not too fancy.(Note if your interested, check if they have a restroom upstairs, so guests don't have to go up and down to use the facilities). Pacificana, the Cantonese restaurant in Sunset Park can handle groups that size (although Sunday brunch might be a problem as they do Dim Sum. Very modern and clean without being fancy. And most people can find something they enjoy on a Cantonese menu. Upstairs but with an elevator and a garage (for a fee) in the building, so it can be very convenient.
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