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Aug 31, 2011 06:11 AM

Seeking brunch venue for 50 with private room...

The president of my daughter's college is coming to town and is looking to host a brunch for up to 50 alumni/parents/donors. Someplace "nice," with a private room and space for up to 50 people. Any neighborhood will do. Ideas/suggestions??

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  1. Probably need to do this at a hotel function room or other event space. Check out the Lotos Club.

    1. Brasserie 8 1/2 - 57th St. between 5th & 6th.

      Brasserie 8 1/2
      9 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

      1. Locanda Verde's private room, if they can afford it.

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

        1. An alternative approach to seeking a party room would be to contact a small restaurant you like and inquire if they would close it for a private party of 50.

          1. One to check out would be Terrace in the Sky. ( Click on "events" and see if it fits your requirements. It is on the rooftop of a building on the Columbia U campus (w one of the best views on the planet!), and accordingly, they are well prepared to deal with academic functions. Their brunch is terrific, and I suspect your party will go WOW! about the view. Outdoor terrace, but the room is all glass covered. Don't know, of course, what the budget is, but take a look. In any event, please let us all know what do do, and how it all works out.

            Terrace in the Sky
            400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027