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May 11, 2011 01:09 PM

Weekend baby shower brunch/lunch/etc, in Long Island (near East Setauket)

I'm from Philadelphia and am trying to plan a baby shower in late July on Long Island for my sister. I'm completely unfamiliar with Long Island and am hoping some chowhounds can provide me with suggestions for potential restaurant (or other event space) locations to have this event. We are aiming for either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon event, so it will likely be a brunch, lunch, or perhaps tea. I'd like to keep the cost of food at $30 or less per person and the space would only need to accommodate a maximum of 20 people While I guess it would be nice for the location to serve alcohol I'm not sure that this is necessary. Since I'm unfamiliar with the area the best I can say is that we'd like to be within about 30 minutes (keeping weekend traffic in mind) of East Setauket. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

p.s. I should add that the mother-to-be is a vegetarian eating very little seafood at this point, so having some decent vegetarian options would be ideal.

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  1. My first suggestion is cash only, BYOB with no corkage (or buy their wine) and fabulous chefing at nearby Kitchen a Bistro in St. James. Also, see if a small room is in budget at the Country House in Stony Brook; the place is sweetly beautiful in a lovely setting. Nearby, you could try Mirabelle at the Three Village Inn. I've read good things about Robinson's Tea Room in Stony Brook, also. I love the Curry Club for good Indian food, and that has plenty of veggie options.

    Curry Club
    766 Route 25A, East Setauket, NY 11733

    Country House
    Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790

    Robinson's Tea Room
    97 Main St Ste E, Stony Brook, NY 11790

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    1. re: mcf

      Thank you so much! We have a lot of BYOBs here in Philly due to our ridiculous liquor laws, but I didn't know if there were many in Long Island. I will look into all of the places you mentioned!

      1. re: Laura D.

        The Fifth Season in Port Jefferson (opposite the Ferry) has an excellent brunch on Sundays. They can accommodate a private party in either their upstairs or downstairs room. We go with our family of aunts/uncles/cousins in their 70s/80s there annually and everyone finds something delicious to eat.

        Fifth Season Restaurant
        34 E Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777