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Saturday brunch...10 ppl...need help because my GF will kill me if this doesn't go right.

Looking to organize a Saturday birthday brunch for about 10 ppl. Open to location but would prefer to keep it around 25-30 pp. Reservations are a must. Appreciate any feedback.

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  1. Try Blue Ribbon Bakery.

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    Blue Ribbon Bakery
    33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

    1. Cookshop; Trestle on Tenth; Red Cat

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      Cookshop
      156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      Trestle on Tenth
      242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

      Red Cat
      227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. I guess it will depend on what you are looking for, but I had a great brunch at Bistro Lamazou. The place is neither trendy nor a destination place, but the food is really good and the prices are moderate. It is a neighborhood place, but the room is pretty and comfortable, service is friendly and I have enjoyed my meals there (twice for dinner, once for brunch). You can check the website: www.bistrolamazou.com

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        Bistro Lamazou
        344 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

        1. Hi, I really had a great time at Bacco on the upper east side 78th street on second avenue.
          Its a great price and fresh. If you want something more upscale then ask for the semi private room at Alain AllegrettiĀ“s new place La Promenade....Chelsea. Just shoot both an email.

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          La Promenade des Anglais
          461 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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          1. give us a little guidance as to what would work for her... Few things come to mind

            Check these
            Blue Ribbon Bakery
            Ciano
            Nice Matin

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            Blue Ribbon Bakery
            33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

            Nice Matin
            201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

            Ciano
            45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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            1. re: dyrewolf

              Thanks all...
              She wants to keep it very casual and on the less expensive side. Casual is key.
              As far as what was mentioned, I had a less than memorable experience at Cookshop.....BRB was just okay.....not thrilled with the red cat menu. I'd like a good mix of traditional breakfast/lunch items. Any other suggestions?

                1. re: foodstud

                  Have you tried contacting The Smith or Jane?

                  1. re: kathryn

                    I attended a post-wedding brunch at Jane recently and thought it was great. Looking at their regular brunch menu, I think the OP should be able to keep it within his budget.

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                    Jane
                    100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

              1. Paradou does a good prix fixe Saturday brunch with unlimited champagne cocktails (don't know if that is of interest to you) for $35.

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                Paradou
                8 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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                1. re: jaba

                  If we're talking about quality of food, Paradou would not make the cut - it's mediocre at best.

                2. Five Points, Primehouse

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                  Five Points
                  31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

                  Primehouse New York
                  381 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

                  1. Public in Nolita have a private 'wine room" for parties of 10 or more.
                    http://public-nyc.com/private-events/...

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                    1. re: RCC

                      Public has an excellent brunch but it slightly over their budget (at $35pp) and I wouldn't call the items "traditional" really. The brunch prix fixe is also missing one of their best items -- the blood pudding waffles with red wine poached pears and foie gras butter!

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                      Public
                      210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

                    2. locanda verde does a really good brunch/breakfast that wont break the bank. 10 people shouldnt be a problem and they take reservations. i loved my last breakfast there!

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                      Locanda Verde
                      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013