Nowhere can you find a more vast and varied selection of restaurants and private dining rooms than in the city many people call the “Dining Capital of the World.” Boasting over 20,000 restaurants, New York City is definitely the place to be if you want to sample fine cuisines from around the world.
Planning a special event at a restaurant affords you the opportunity to make food and drink a central, defining feature of your gathering. It also provides a fine array of backdrops for your event, as a restaurant’s decor is nearly as important as the food that’s served there. With such a terrific variety of restaurant venues to choose from, you are bound to find one that offers you the perfect mix of food and atmosphere to complete your vision of your guests’ experience.
Many restaurants offer private dining room spaces that make the perfect spot for a business meeting, book signing, wine tasting, reception or celebration of any kind. When booking a private dining room, be prepared for a food or drink minimum, or a per person charge. Buffet or plated meal options are usually available. Be aware that seated dinners are usually more formal, and will limit the number of guests you can fit in a given space. Buffets will help create a more relaxed and informal setting, and lend themselves to a cocktail party atmosphere.
Choosing a restaurant venue as a location for your event also gives you the opportunity to provide a very intimate and personal experience for your guests. Fine dining establishments are located throughout all the boroughs of the city and beyond, specializing in an assortment of regional cuisines. Holding your event at a neighborhood restaurant outside the center of Manhattan offers a chance to experience lesser known parts of the city along with a great dining experience, often more affordably than at a midtown location.
When searching for a suitable restaurant or private dining room at eventwist.com, try starting with our neighborhood listings to see what you will find. You will be pleasantly surprised at the wealth of options available to you at locations ranging from the Yonkers waterfront to Brighton Beach, and everywhere in between.Photo by Wolfgang Staudt