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Jan 21, 2012 09:40 AM

PRIVATE party room for HAPPY family

I am hosting a birthday/retirement party for my saintly husband in the spring. We will be coming from away and joining others in Manhattan.

Classical French or Italian cooking preferred, open to American intrepretation of such. Farm to table a nice touch. Excellent and deep wine list a must. Private dining room required, no interest in watching chef cook. $100. or under prix fixe target.

My boots on the ground NYC foodie has suggested:

Il Buco
Gramercy Tavern

Comments, reviews other suggestions most welcome.
Thank you!

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  1. Is that $100/pp including wine, tax, and tip? If so, none of the above would be doable.

    If it doesn't include drink, probably any of them - though a couple might skirt the edge. Gramercy Tavern and Craft are the only ones I'd say have one leg in the "farm to table" category - though most of the others source locally what they can, if they're not fetishistic about it. As Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 (a resto no one would ever describe as "farm to table") said once, "my food comes from a farm and I serve it on a table.” - he just doesn't wear it like a badge of honor.

    That said, Blue Hill is probably worth looking into - their prices are pretty reasonable for high-end, and they're the arguable standard-bearer for F2T in NYC.

    50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

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

    Blue Hill
    75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

    43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

    3 Replies
    1. re: sgordon

      $100. prix fixe is food only!
      Wine def. extra-

      1. re: sgordon

        Blue Hill in Winchester is much higher than $100. per, It's over $200.00

        1. re: mizzanonymous

          Blue Hill - in Westchester - is only one of two Blue Hills. The other (which is a la carte and much cheaper) in in Greenwich Village.

      2. Tocqueville at 15th street, just off Fifth Ave. has a beautiful private dining room which I'm guessing would accomodate 15-20 people. Food is great and imo underrated. Really classy NYC restaurant. You and your geusts will be pleased. In any case, good luck and congrats on the occasions.

        1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003