|Setup||This intimate Mediterranean restaurant offers a main dining room and 2 distinct private rooms, with capacities from 10 to 125 guests.
The 1,000 sq. ft. Main Dining Room features a marble bar and a communal table leading out to its patio.
The 500 sq. ft. Skylight Room, located on the same floor as the Main Dining Room, offers natural light and a wooden sliding door for privacy.
The 300 sq. ft. Fireplace Room is located upstairs and is perfect for Upper East Side corporate dinners and intimate parties.
|Furnishings||This UES Greek restaurant has a variety of tables, both in the restaurant and at its offsite storage facility. On-site, the restaurant has standard rectangular banquet tables for your private party. Round tables of all sizes can also be delivered on 24-hours notice.|
Located on the border of Midtown East and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with proximity to Central Park, Bloomingdale’s and Barneys New York, this organic Greek/Mediterranean restaurant supports sustainable farming, viticulture and design. Already profiled in Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine and the New York Daily News for its holistic sustainable approach to dining, the Greek restaurant is fortunate to have received several critical awards since its November 2011 opening, including recognition by Wine & Spirits Magazine and Wine Spectator. Its cuisine draws inspiration from the classic ingredients, distinctive flavors and traditional dishes that form the Mediterranean dining tradition, from the Bosporus through Italy and along the Mediterranean coast to Spain.
This UES restaurant's menu is inspired by the dining tradition shared by Mediterranean cultures but rarely seen in American restaurants. Like the Mediterranean way of life, the menu highlights seasonal vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, cheese, lamb and fish – ingredients vital to the Mediterranean tradition but which are sourced from local purveyors who practice responsible farming. As codified by the United Nations, this culinary tradition is rooted in a respect for terroir and biodiversity. Accordingly, the restaurant's cuisine is influenced by the flavor profiles and culinary traditions of the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Greece.
Additional Views: Main Course - Lamb - Dessert - Kataifi Cannoli
Wine and Cocktails
The organic restaurant’s wine list, which recently received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence, offers over 400 selections, including over 125 sustainable, biodynamic and vin natural wines. It also features a selection of reserve wines from wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Harlan and Sine Qua Non. The cocktail list includes classic Mediterranean drinks (a selection of negronis and sangria) and unique spirits (mastic liquor from Chios, arak from Lebanon) as well as market-driven cocktails. The restaurant even makes its own fresh sodas and infuses its own spirits.
Additional Views: Delicious Cocktail
The décor of this Midtown East/Upper East Side restaurant's various private dining rooms incorporates archetypal elements of Mediterranean household design -- marble, plaster, wood, shutters and chiaroscuro. Almost all the materials inside the space are repurposed from New York City buildings – for example, the tables are made from 150-year-old pine the restaurant repurposed from its own ceiling.
Additional Views: Restaurant Bar - Main Dining Room - Main Dining Room #2 - Main Dining Room - Panoramic View - The Art - Main Dining Room
Wide Variety of Private Event Options in 3 Unique Rooms
The entire restaurant can accommodate seated parties of up to 125 guests and cocktail parties of up to 149 guests. The 1,000 sq. ft. Main Dining Room can accommodate NYC parties of 55-125 guests, while its 2 private dining rooms, The Fireplace Room and The Skylight Room, are more suitable for smaller affairs. The larger Skylight Room can accommodate intimate Manhattan dinner parties for 20-40 people and standing cocktail receptions for up to 60 people. This private dining room is located on the main floor of the Greek restaurant and is accessible by wheelchair. The 500 sq. ft. private room is ideal for events such as baby and bridal showers during the day, as the space is flooded with light and gives the feeling of al fresco dining regardless of the weather. The room can also be arranged in various configurations for your special event: large square tables (for 27 seated guests), rectangular tables (for 40 seated) or classroom-style seating (for 50).
The Greek restaurant's most intimate private dining room, the Fireplace Room, can accommodate seated dinner parties of up to 18 guests and standing cocktail receptions for 38. Located on the 2nd floor of the restaurant's 18th century New York City townhouse, the Fireplace Room features its own entrance, soft white walls that are perfect for projection, a separate washroom and beautiful artwork by Malcolm Brown.
This Midtown East/UES organic restaurant, tasting venue and party space is perfect for executive board dinners, fundraisers, bridal/baby showers, anniversary parties, fundraisers, holiday parties, baby showers, wine tastings, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, brunch parties and other private dining affairs.
Baby Showers and Bridal Showers
This Greek restaurant's Skylight Room provides a relaxing and sophisticated ambiance suitable for baby and bridal showers on the Upper East Side, just a few blocks away from Central Park. With seating for up to 40 people, the private dining room is flooded with natural light and gives the feeling of al fresco dining regardless of the weather. The upstairs Fireplace Room is also a great choice for slightly smaller NY baby showers and bridal showers for up to 18 people. The space is decorated with original artwork from Malcolm Brown, and its shelves are adorned with vintage coffee table books, from Slim Aarons to Pucci.
Corporate Meetings and Dinners
Decorated with repurposed wood shutters, a vaulted glass ceiling and colorful tile floor, the restaurant's Skylight Room offers a unique Mediterranean dining experience for your Manhattan corporate event, from a company meeting to an intimate pharmaceutical dinner. The seating arrangement in this room is flexible and can be altered per your request. The private room can seat up to 50 guests classroom-style, up to 40 guests using rectangular tables and up to 27 guests using large square tables. Smaller client dinners, tasting events and board meetings can also be held in the more private Fireplace Room, which seats up to 18 guests.
Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners
For New York City weddings and rehearsal dinners, you can take advantage of the restaurant's flexible event arrangements and utilize the separate dining rooms for cocktails, dinner and dancing. You can maximize the guest flow throughout the night by easily moving through the individual rooms. One room can be set up for the wedding ceremony, and the seating in the Main Dining Room can be easily changed for dinner after the ceremony. The upstairs Fireplace Room also serves as an intimate setting for Upper East Side rehearsal dinners.
|Catering||The UES restaurant offers on-site catering (Greek/Mediterranean/Organic) and does not allow outside caterers.
Sample Menus - Continental Breakfast - Group/Private Dining - Lunch - Group/Private Dining - Brunch - Group/Private Dining - Dinner Packages - Group/Private Dining - Cocktail Party
|Audio/Video||Wireless Internet, Dell High Definition Projector, White Walls Appropriate for Projection, Ipad/Ipod Docking Station, Extension Cords/Internet Cables|
|Cool Features||-Skylight, Fireplace, Patio, Artwork by Malcolm Brown
-Almost all the materials inside the space are repurposed from New York City buildings.
-The restaurant makes its own fresh sodas and infuses its own spirits.
|Past Clients||Various United States Senators and Congressmen, Deutsche Bank, Pfizer, Allergen, Goldman Sachs, Larry King, Thomas H. Lee Partners, HGTV Network, CBS, Bates College, Cornell University, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Skadden Arps, JP Morgan Chase, Democratic National Committee|