NYC Hidden Treasures - Restaurant Venues
There are so many options for venues around New York City, it can be hard to know where to start looking. Or worse, some couples feel that they're seeing the same places online over and over again and they know there are a lot more out there. We're here to help! If you want your wedding to be all about the food, we have some great restaurant ideas for you.
This Greek and Mediterranean restaurant has the most extensive and exclusive Greek wine list in the city, as well as many other wines from France and the US. You can host cocktails or a seated dinner in the wine cellar, or have your party in the main dining area or gallery loft for bigger events. The decor is reminiscent of the Greek islands, including marble from Thasos and pottery from Argos. Our own couple Yuka and Ansel had their elegant event there just last summer!
Riverpark NYC (Kips Bay)
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When most New Yorkers think of river views, they immediately imagine Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, or Battery Park. But on the East Side there is a Tom Colicchio gem, with daily changing menus and seasonal ingredients from local farms. Riverpark can host up to 200 people, and has three different spaces to host your event, or you can combine all three. The garden plaza is especially lovely for pictures and views of the river.
Dear Irving (Gramercy)
Photos via Dear Irving website
Dear Irving is perfect for the couple looking for something completely unique. With decor inspired by Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris", guests travel through time and space as they go through rooms influenced by JFK's era and Marie Antoinette's Paris. They also have their own distinctive cocktails like the Screaming Viking or Whiskey Business.
Photos via Twisted Oaks Photography + Aurora
Delicious Italian food and a beautiful garden patio make Aurora the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. Located on a quiet street in Williamsburg, this restaurant can host 60 for dinner and dancing. Our own Lea and Christophe had a fun and delicious wedding there, with extra decor done by the bride herself.