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Jul 29, 2010 03:50 AM

40th birthday party

I am looking for a restaurant/bar in fairfield county with parking to host an affordable cocktail party for approx 30 guests. Looking for a private room. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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    1. re: luv2eatct

      Anywhere....I am trying to make the location feasible for CT and NJ people.

    2. Barcelona at the Hi-Ho in Fairfield is always a nice choice...

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      1. re: sibeats

        Thank You. I called Barcelona and I had to have a minimum of $3500 which I thought was a little steep!

        1. re: krbw1

          Yes, that does sound rather high...over $100 per person for a cocktail party? Sheesh..

      2. Columbus Park Trattoria in Stamford has a private party room upstairs that can accomodate up to 50 people. There's parking in the downtown municipal garages within a block... and the Italian menu is one of the best in Fairfield Cty. Prices are reasonable.

        Columbus Park Trattoria
        205 Main St, Stamford, CT 06901

        1. It's just over the NY/CT border, so technically NOT in Fairfield County, but check out Rye Bar & Grill. They have at least one private room that I can recall from a recent visit there for a group dinner. The food was pretty good and they seem to have a variety of party options:

          1. Napa in Stamford has a separate room away from the main dining area, it is located near the front as you walk in. Fantastic wine list and I love their food. I've seen what looks to be private parties being held in that room. Right off the I-95 plus the Stamford train station which is also an Amtrak stop. The only negative is you have to pay for parking unless you are lucky enough enough to find a meter spot.

            The Ginger Man in Greenwich has a private room upstairs with its own private bar - you go up a lovely spiral staicase. The beer selection is great but the food is inconsistent. Sometimes it's decent/good and other times they are less successful.

            Morello in Greenwich has a mezzanine but I can't recommend the place - had a really bad dining experience (poorly cooked food and indifferent/inept service).

            The Ginger Man
            64 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

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            1. re: SeoulQueen

              Napa is great, but I can't imagine it would be cheaper than Barcelona...and I'm still shocked at the Barcelona price...!

              1. re: sibeats

                Plus Napa's room would be tight for 30. However there is municipal parking a block and half away at either Summer St. garage or Bell St.