Top 5 New York Restaurants for Wedding Receptions

    Choosing where to hold wedding receptions can be quite a project. You have to consider your guest list, food and drink options, dance floor options, as well as how long you want your reception to be. Many couples choose to have restaurant wedding receptions because it’s convenient and makes a lot of the decision-making easy, especially since food and drink options are already included. Check out our top five picks of New York restaurants for wedding receptions.

    Uncle Jack's Steakhouse

    Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse has three locations: Bayside, Westside, and Midtown, and all three are available to rent for private parties like wedding receptions. Uncle Jack’s has nine party menus to choose from at each location including three party menus for lunch, four for dinner, and at least one menu for cocktail parties. The staff at Uncle Jack’s go the extra mile to give you red carpet treatment and friendly service. The steaks are top quality, featuring the finest USDA Prime Beef, cut to the restaurants exact specifications and aged between 28-35 days. Uncle Jack’s has space available to accommodate private parties from 10 to 200 guests.


    Barbetta, opened in 1906 by Sebastiano Maioglio, is located in four townhouses dating from 1874 and 1881 purchased by Mr. Maioglio from the Astor family.

    The main dining room, which can be used as a ballroom, and the outdoor garden are suitable for large receptions. For smaller parties, Barbetta makes available the magnificently appointed second floor of its townhouses. This parlor floor, which has its own private entrance from the street, consists of the original dining room, the library and drawing rooms, each preserving its original fireplace as well as beautiful woodwork and period details. These four rooms, which connect to one another, may be used separately or together for an intimate dinner party or banquet for as few as six persons to a cocktail reception for over 100.

    CAMAJE Bistro

    Camaje is the perfect, intimate setting for your restaurant wedding reception. The chef works with you to prepare a menu that excites your guests. Also, the restaurant staff takes the stress out of planning a reception and can even help provide decorations. Pricing varies depending on the size of your event, with the minimum rate starting at $850 to occupy the entire space (28-40 persons).


    Tagine, located in the theatre district, features a luxurious and romantic Moroccan style interior and a dynamic kitchen that has several different cous cous selections as well as mouthwatering house specialties, including "bastilla", a Moroccan pheasant pie, and "moquadimat," a selection of appetizers ordered a la carte or as a mixed platter. As a bonus, they offer tons of gluten-free dishes to accommodate people with dietary restrictions. They also have a vibrant selection of wines and exotic cocktails. The restaurant has additional space which is available for private and semi private bookings and also can accomodate your reception with a customized menu.

    Felice 15 Gold Street

    Felice 15 Gold Street, located in the financial district, serves an Italian-focused menu with 16 wines by the glass in addition to over 100 other bottles of wine and cocktails. There's a 1,072 square-foot dining room on the first floor and the upstairs wine bar, La Soffitta (meaning "attic" in Italian), has leather banquettes and walls lined with wine bottles. The upstairs space has the capacity for receptions ranging from 24 to 74 seated; combined with Felice, the space holds 200 guests. Several packages are available for large groups, including a two hour happy hour special and additions such as a meat slicing station and tasting dinner.

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