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Hosting a small dinner the night before the wedding on UWS


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Hosting a small dinner the night before the wedding on UWS

bookien | Nov 6, 2009 12:32 PM

A question from an out-of-towner:

A good college friend of mine is getting married in Manhattan, and I am hosting a small dinner the night before for her and a few of her close friends (5 of us). We're all closer to 40 than 30, and we haven't seen in each other in awhile, so I'd like a place that feels intimate and where we can have a nice conversation (no yelling across the table please). But I also don't want something too stuffy/fancy/old-fashioned (no snooty waters), as my friend is not overly formal herself and it is supposed to feel somewhat festive. And of course I would like the food to be good.

We're looking for something on the UWS, between the 50s and 80s. Based on my research on these boards I have narrowed it down to:

Bar Bao
West Brench
Per Se (I know - much more expensive, but am at least considering it)

Which one should I choose?? Very thankful for any advice.

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Bar Bao
100 West 82nd Street, New York, NY 10024

164 W 75th St, New York, NY 10023

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