I'm looking for a venue that could host a group of 15-20ppl for a brunch on a Sunday in January in Lee or Lenox. We will be in the area for the weekend celebrating my sister's 50th birthday. Saturday is a spa day followed by dinner at the Wheatleigh (in the library).
I'd like a semi-casual place with good food. We will want to arrive, have a cup of coffee (or something stronger), chat a bit, then sit down to eat. I'd like to do a buffet rather than order a la carte (although this is not a deal breaker; will order a la carte in the right place). Given this, it would be ideal to have our own space within the venue. It doesn't need to be a private room, just an area that we could stand in without being in the way or hovering over tables of other guests.
I'd really like to do this in a restaurant and avoid going to a hotel since we will have had dinner in a hotel setting the evening prior.
Any thoughts on what might fit the bill? All suggestions appreciated!