dinner for large party
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..
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.
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
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.
1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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.