My husband will be turning 40 in February. I would like to host a cocktail party for him. We live in a very small apartment, so catering it at home is not an option.
I'm looking for a restaurant or bar in NYC (primarily in Manhattan, but willing to travel to Brooklyn or Queens for something good) that has a private room or even just a side area and would be willing to negotiate some hors d'oeuvres and drinks. We wouldn't necessarily need passed hors d'oeuvres, there could simply be a few plates of food.
I'd like to keep it to $50 pp (before tax and tip). Approximately 30-40 people.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.