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I am looking for a restaurant to host a holiday dinner for 16 people. I have called around to several places in the area and have been turned away due to the size of the party. Any suggestions in Bergen/Essex county for a sophisticated restaurant, BYO preferred..

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  1. Gianna's in Carlstadt has hosted a party for me that was about that size, they are not BYOB though.
    Biagio in Paramus is another option.

    1. Not being snarky, but it would help to know what you mean by sophisticated...food AND decor? Do you want a 'scene' or a private room? Do you want everyone at one table, or could you split into a few?
      Knowing some of that might help us offer some suggestions...

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      1. re: Curlz

        Great food and decor is what I am looking for...this is holiday party for my cooking club. I have already been turned down by the Saddle River Inn, The Village Green and by Care Matisse for being too large of a group. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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        Village Green Restaurant
        36 Prospect St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

        Saddle River Inn
        2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458

        1. re: Carenhf

          Well, my favorite spot is Blu in Montclair, but I have to admit that it might not be good for a group this size, as their largest tables are for 6 and it's not a room that can be reconfigured. That said, the food is fantastic and it's BYO. I believe the tasting menu is all of $65pp and I promise you won't be disappointed in the meal!

          Other than that...Fascino (also in Montclair, also BYO)? Stamna Taverna in Bloomfield (on the Montclair border) is NOT upscale (it's a Taverna!) but they have wonderful, authentic Greek food, it's BYO, and the vibe is always fun.

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          Stamna Restaurant
          1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

      2. Try LePrete on 369 Washington Ave. in Belleville. (973-450-1555)Very elegant dining room, food is fantastic.The family that own the place are very nive and accomodating.