By Anna Sekula Posted December 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
NEW YORK For those looking to entertain clients, treat a team, or even make a private presentation, here's a look at the private rooms of some of the city's newest restaurants.
1. The 48-seat restaurant Romera inside the Dream Downtown hotel is a curious concept from Dr. Miguel Sánchez Romera, serving what the chef and neurologist calls “neuro-gastronomy.” The Glen Coben-designed space for the eatery is clean, with a neutral color palette and contemporary furnishings, and offers a private dining room.
2. Billed as a modern American brasserie and sushi bar, the in-house Co-Op Food & Drink at the Hotel on Rivington opened in May. Co-Op has a main dining room, lounge, and bar, as well as a private 40-seat space overlook- ing the dining room with audiovisual capabilities for presentations.
3. An offshoot of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco’s Grille opened in Rockefeller Center in August, offering two private rooms suitable for daytime meetings and evening get-togethers. One seats 30; the other seats 11.
4. Opened in February 2011, casual eatery Greensquare Tavern serves chef John Marsh’s seasonal, locally sourced fare. The space still sports the exposed brick walls, tiled flooring, and skylight of the former occupant, Shaffer City Oyster Bar & Grill. A private dining room seats 45 guests or holds 70 for receptions; the restaurant also offers off-premise catering.
5. Last December, chef Marcus Samuelsson opened the 100-seat Red Rooster serving American comfort food. The eatery can accommodate groups of as many as eight people in the main dining room and offers a private room for events, which holds 40 seated or 75 for receptions.