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Rehearsal dinner near Melville LI

JC2 Dec 12, 2012 03:12 PM

I need to throw a rehearsal dinner for about 30 pple near Melville. Any thoughts?

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  1. Fred19 RE: JC2 Dec 13, 2012 04:33 AM

    Check out the Rosewood.Inn in Melville on Route 110. Reasonable prices and good food. If that is not upscale enough, Frederick's is very good. Dynamite food, more expensive than Rosewood.



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      emarcus RE: JC2 Dec 13, 2012 11:34 AM

      I don't know that Rosewood or Frederick's will please the gastronomes in your party; they're both a bit tired. Jewel and Blackstone are both pricey but impressive and have separate party rooms. There are many other places nearby. What's your budget and have you got any cuisine preferences?

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        JC2 RE: emarcus Dec 24, 2012 11:45 AM

        Budget less important. I would like to find someplace w really good food. Something a little different. Maybe Asian,, prefer not a steak house. Btw it web 50 pple

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          mcf RE: JC2 Dec 24, 2012 01:20 PM

          Blackstone is pricey, is a steak house with a sushi/sashimi and sake menu as well. They accommodate private dining: http://www.blackstonesteakhouse.com/l...

      2. mcf RE: JC2 Dec 13, 2012 06:22 PM

        Verona Restaurant is nearby in Farmingdale, we had a very good meal there with a large group. veronafarmingdale.com

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          robinsilver RE: JC2 Dec 18, 2012 11:55 AM

          There is a Piccola Bussola on Jericho Turnpike west of Route 110. I have not been to that location, but enjoy the one in Mineola, and it would be good for a crowd. They serve family style. There is also a Matteo's there, but I am not a fan.

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            gnocchi RE: robinsilver Jan 16, 2013 09:19 PM

            Second on Bussola on Jericho Tpk, Woodbury. Used it for RD Nov 2011, everyone enjoyed the food and service. It was a weeknight, however.

          2. Motosport RE: JC2 Dec 26, 2012 08:47 AM

            Cafe La Strada is excellent and close to the LIE!!!

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              dixdiner RE: JC2 Jan 16, 2013 09:16 AM

              La Strada's in Happuage (7 exits away), not Melville.

              Might want to consider La Famiglia or Cirella's for Italian on Route 110. There is no Asian place in the area that can accomodate that big a crowd. Jewel, modern American food w/celebrity chef Tom Scheudel, on the LIE @ 110, might fit the bill since budget not a major concern.

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                Motosport RE: dixdiner Jan 16, 2013 09:42 AM

                If someone is driving out on the LIE they can probably get to Cafe La Strada (which is a stone's throw from the LIE) faster than heading up Rt 110 to Cirella which is also very good.

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                  gnocchi RE: Motosport Jan 16, 2013 09:32 PM

                  Was La Strada where the owner/chef passed away last year? If so, is it still good? Operated by same family?

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                    Motosport RE: gnocchi Jan 17, 2013 09:00 AM

                    Don't know about that but I've been there recently and it's still fabulous.

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