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Sunday luncheon in North Jersey

whyutrippen Jan 20, 2010 12:50 PM

I am looking for a restaurant to host a Sunday luncheon in April for about 100 people. I would love a cool loungy type atmosphere- maybe with a big bar and comfy seating for a great cocktail hour first. Thanks!

  1. j
    johnlockedema Jan 21, 2010 04:43 PM

    The Stone House in Warren would do just fine, don't know if it's too central rather than north.

    1. w
      whyutrippen Jan 21, 2010 11:40 AM

      Does anyone know anything about Chakra in Paramus? I love the way the place looks...

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      1. re: whyutrippen
        sixelagogo Jan 21, 2010 04:51 PM

        went there once and was very disappointed with everything from food to service..it is a cool space, though kinda dark for a luncheon -and i think closed on sundays

      2. menton1 Jan 21, 2010 07:24 AM

        Bacari Grill in Wash Twp came to mind-- a gorgeous environment, a big bar, enough room to accommodate. The reviews on the food are sometimes mixed, but for a luncheon it should be acceptable. It does meet all your criteria.

        1. Bosmer Jan 21, 2010 06:18 AM

          Nisi was the first place that came to mind.

          1. tommy Jan 21, 2010 04:17 AM

            you might try Bistro 55 in Rochelle Park or Fire&Oak in Montvale.

            1. l
              LIV286 Jan 20, 2010 02:38 PM

              You might want to look into the Diva Lounge in Montclair

              1. sixelagogo Jan 20, 2010 02:16 PM

                ...i was tempted to respond, "yeah, well good luck with that" as finding a place in north jersey that can host a number of people, can sell alcohol, has good food and has a cool vibe is quite the CHALLENGE (i can't even fathom adding comfy seating to the list) The only 2 places I can think of happen to be upscale greek: Axia in Tenafly and Nisi Estuario in Englewood....Both have liquor licenses, very good food, and if I'm not mistaken, will close for private parties (esp. on a sunday).
                Good luck and let us know what you decide.

                AXIA Taverna
                18 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670

                Nisi Estiatorio
                90 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631

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