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40th birthday party

krbw1 Jul 29, 2010 03:50 AM

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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    luv2eatct RE: krbw1 Jul 29, 2010 08:52 AM

    where in fairfield?

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      krbw1 RE: luv2eatct Jul 30, 2010 06:07 AM

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

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      sibeats RE: krbw1 Jul 29, 2010 10:32 AM

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

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        krbw1 RE: sibeats Jul 30, 2010 06:07 AM

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

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          sibeats RE: krbw1 Jul 30, 2010 06:43 AM

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

      2. louuuuu RE: krbw1 Jul 30, 2010 07:01 AM

        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. saturngrrl RE: krbw1 Jul 30, 2010 07:24 AM

          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: http://www.ryegrill.com/parties-events

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            SeoulQueen RE: krbw1 Jul 30, 2010 12:34 PM

            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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              sibeats RE: SeoulQueen Jul 30, 2010 12:44 PM

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

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                louuuuu RE: sibeats Jul 30, 2010 02:10 PM

                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.

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              krbw1 RE: krbw1 Aug 9, 2010 09:34 AM

              Thank you so much everyone!! I appreciate it!

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