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Looking to throw a loved one a birthday party or curate a classy soiree for co-workers, family and friends during your stay in New York City? Manhattan is laden with sophisticated bars and lounges fully equipped to host a private function that none of your guests will forget. For a guaranteed great venue, check out one of the following establishments.

Gotham Bar and Grill

An elegant and expansive white dining room with soft lighting feels like a Parisian restaurant in Greenwich Village. Michelin Star- and James Beard Award-winning food from Chef Alfred Portale could include eclectic creations like his miso marinated cod and five-spice duck. The grand accommodations and exceptional dining options can be reserved for private functions of up to 150 people, and 175 for cocktails.

12 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

Almanac

Another rave kitchen, this one from former Bouley Bakery Chef de Cuisine Chef Galen Zamarra, Almanac serves dishes like tuna tartare with quail egg and caviar, and smoked trout with pickled spring garlic. Add in a semi-private dining room lined with weathered Massachusetts pine and rotating art exhibits and you have all you need for a distinguished private function in New York City.

28 7th Avenue

New York, NY 10014

Duane Park

For something a bit different, consider hosting your party at Duane Park, home of the classiest burlesque shows in town. The private function room can host up to 85 people for sit-down dinners, and over 100 for buffet, hors d’oeuvres or cocktail gatherings. A sophisticated space with tall white pillars and dangling silver chandeliers, Duane Park spices things up with daring fire breathers and acrobatic shows.

308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
 
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