Selecting a venue for your next event may be a difficult thing. I have always found that there are ample choices in the NYC area, but there seems to be so much to choose from that it is hard to make such a decision. When I did my last baby shower for my friend in the West Village, I choose the cozy spot at The Spotted Pig.
Quaint Spots For Events
The Spotted Pig is not an upscale venue like some might look for, rather, it is a quaint little spot that has amazing foods. If you are a French fry fan, you have got to try their offerings. Their party room is upstairs, which makes it hard if you have disabled people in your party. However, for a baby shower, it was the perfect place. It is not too big and not too small. Best of all, the price was just right.
Gramercy Tavern is Sure To Please
Another place that my family has used for many diverse events is the Gramercy Tavern. This place has an earthy like feel to it, and they use plenty of woodsy elements to create a mood. However, they have a nice, large party room that is on the ground floor. This restaurant has been in business for more than 20 years. I personally know and like the owner Danny Meyer. Though this is not Meyer’s only restaurant, it is one of the better ones. The chef Michael Anthony cooks authentic American cuisine like non-other. If you love that down-home cooking with an upscale flare, then Gramercy Tavern is the place to be.
Tarallucci e Vino Outshines The Rest
I simply cannot talk about Italian restaurants and venues in the area without mentioning Tarallucci e Vino. There are so many restaurants out there that claim to have authentic Italian food, but this place backs up their claims with superior food. On my first visit, I had the hen broth soup with Parmesan cheese. I have never even heard of such a soup, but I enjoyed every spoonful. It’s tucked away and kind of private close to Union Square.
Perhaps, it is their incredible menu that keeps the place packed. They serve duck, black truffle aioli, snapper, tartar, saltimbocca, and much more. One thing that really stands out to me in this place is the incredible service they offer. The wait staff goes above and beyond to ensure that all of their guests have a wonderful time. Though it is quite a large establishment, they create an atmosphere of comfort.
I attended a small wedding reception at their venue and must say I was impressed. From the food displays to the service, Tarallucci e Vino helps to create an elegant event with scrumptious foods. Their party room is beautiful. Of course, the entire place has that Italian feel to it, and they play authentic music to add to the overall experience. I highly recommend this venue for your next event.
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