I had originally asked this in the Manhattan board, and got some great advice from Brian S (does he give any other kind?) to check Zagat. I called around and, well ... Manhattan is just too rich for our blood. (Lots of places wanted $2,500 mins for 12 people.)
Anyways - one thing I noted in Zagat is that their list of private dining only lists one Outer Borough location - The River Cafe. Convivium Osteria - skipped. Frankie's Spuntino - also missing. (Both of their spaces are too big for a group of our size.)
My question to you all is this: Are there any private dining rooms or secluded areas for a group of 12 in Williamsburg? Does Zenkichi have anything that size? How is Juliette? (I've noticed that they have a private dining area.) Dressler? (They don't have a room, but handle large parties in the front near the bar.) Does anyone have any info or opinions? Thanks in advance!