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Best Private Dining Space for 8 people?

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newyorknewyork Nov 9, 2011 05:30 AM

I'm looking to book a private (or private-ish) dining space for a dinner for 8 people, preferably downtown, but flexible if the food is great. Any suggestions? I've found spaces at a lot of restaurants for 20+ people, but the options seem more limited once you get below that number... Thanks!

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    mahler5 RE: newyorknewyork Nov 9, 2011 06:10 AM

    Picholine

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    Picholine
    35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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      nmprisons RE: newyorknewyork Nov 9, 2011 06:47 AM

      Price range? When will this event be? What type of restaurant are you looking for?

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        newyorknewyork RE: nmprisons Nov 9, 2011 07:04 AM

        Not incredibly expensive - Per Se (below) is probably above what we're looking at. But pricey is okay if the food is good (to give you an example, Blue Hill/Grammercy Tavern would have worked if their rooms were smaller)

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        Per Se
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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          peter j RE: newyorknewyork Nov 9, 2011 07:09 AM

          When I booked last February the food & beverage minimum at Per Se was actually lower than Gramercy Tavern for a party of 8-10. They may have raised the prices but I think it's worth a phone call.

          If you're also considering lunch, Eleven Madison Park's private dining room is surprisingly reasonable, though not as intimate as Per Se.

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          Per Se
          10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

          Gramercy Tavern
          42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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        peter j RE: newyorknewyork Nov 9, 2011 06:56 AM

        The East Room at Per Se has a view of the park and holds a maximum of 10 people.

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        Per Se
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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          Barcelonian RE: newyorknewyork Nov 10, 2011 09:00 AM

          Blue Hill has a nice back garden room that would be appropriate for your party size

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          Blue Hill
          75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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            gramres22 RE: newyorknewyork Nov 10, 2011 10:57 AM

            Check out the private table at Barbuto. More casual than the places mentioned so far though.

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            Barbuto
            775 Washington St., New York, NY 10014

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