It seems that every time I turn around lately, someone (usually at work) asks me for a recommendation about what restaurant they should use for a private party. Most of the requests come from people looking to host between 15 and 35 people. Some want high-end (e.g. Gramercy) and others want funky or inexpensive. Location within the city isn't a big deal, except that below 57th street is preferred.
I've had meals in the private rooms (or reserved areas) of Lupa, Kings Carriage House, Oceana, Scalini Fideli, Metrazur, 21, Gramercy, 11 Madison, Cibo, Blue Smoke, Il Buco, Beacon, Le Bernardin, Danube, Morton's, Shun Lee, Plataforma, and Teodora.
Other than the above places and Chinese and Chinatown, what are your favorites? Although the majority of places described above, I'm interested in ideas that are all over the map in terms of price point.
Thanks in advance!