Any restaurants having a Purim seuda?
I'm probably going to be in NY for Purim, and while I have several friend's who have offered to invite me, I thought it might be fun to find a public one, if such a thing exists. I will be in Brooklyn, but can travel as needed. Thanks!
Most of the Manhattan restaurants are open on Purim and, certainly, people dine in them in small gorups, make motzei, order wine with their meal, and call it a seudah. I've done this and never seen loud partying or more drinking than on an ordinary evening. It's , well, it's a work day, there are restaurants near people's offices, you can skid into one just before the day ends and, well, sometimes one manages to have the best approximation of a Purim seudah one can manage. Not all of us can order the kingdom to stop while we host a wine feast.
I don't know if anyone is doing something more like a public seudah, but Among the places most likely to do something more would be Jezebel, Talia's and the the Prime group (Prime KO, Prime at the Bentley, etc.) They tend to send out notices for such events quite close to the date of the event. Put yourself on these email lists, or contact them to inquire.
For several years a group of us went to Abigails and rented a private room. We chose a limited menu with various choices with wine,etc. it was very nice. The restaurant was very helpful including wait staff. Better than cooking and cleaning up.
I don't know about restaurants, but there are shuls that have a communal Purim seudah. One such is Bnai Jacob, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. http://cbjparkslope.org There's nothing at the web site now, but there will be closer to the day. It usually costs something like $25 a person or $60 a family.