We are trying to plan an engagement party for my brother and his fiance, but are having trouble deciding on a venue within our budget. Right now we are deciding between (1) a cocktail party in the wine cellar at Peasant - really just different wines and plated food out on tables (which the manager assures us will be great), (2) a cocktail party in the upstairs at 212 - fully open bar, passed appetizers and (3) a dinner at Bandol Bistro - cocktails for 1/2 hour, then appetizers, entrees and dessert. All of these parties are going to cost roughly the same amount. Has anyone been to a private party at any of these places? Any suggestions to help us make a decision?