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Carenhf Oct 17, 2010 02:51 PM

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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    NJfoodLover RE: Carenhf Oct 18, 2010 01:55 PM

    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. Curlz RE: Carenhf Oct 18, 2010 03:55 PM

      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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        Carenhf RE: Curlz Oct 18, 2010 06:59 PM

        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.

        Village Green Restaurant
        36 Prospect St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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

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          Curlz RE: Carenhf Oct 20, 2010 04:50 PM

          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.

          Stamna Restaurant
          1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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        Applecheeks RE: Carenhf Oct 19, 2010 11:19 AM

        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.

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