Best New York Kosher party space for ~20 people
Celebratory weeknight dinner with about 20 colleagues
Pardes would have to close the entire restaurant and charge accordingly, but they say they can be tempted; this is tempting
Solo, Colbeh, Prime at the Bentley and Mike's have party rooms, or separate floors
Tevere 84, Jezebel do not have separate spaces. Tevere will rent out the whole place.
What would you do if it were up to you?
What about one of the Indian places - it's much cheaper. I would probably opt for Colbeh. Less choices, simpler, I get the feeling you can negotiate a better rate with them.
Would Dairy work? If so, check out the party room at Basil. Great space, amazing food, and they were easy to work with and very gracious.
We used Mike's. It was lovely, They do this sort of thing very gracefully. Pouring champagne at the right moment, throwing in an amuse-bouche, and choccolate fondu to dip fruit in with the dessert course. Made it feel festive.
We were 14 and sat at a long table in the atrium (glassed-in sidewalk area) Lovely space for a private party. I had chosen a white and a red to be poured (in addiiton to the champagne). Each guest ordered form the regular menu. Wonderful.
Hadn't expected to have a 15% service charge embedded in the tab. And, in the distraction of guests taking leave, missed it and wrote in an appropriate tip on the blank line marked "tip" That part did feel like being taken advantage of.