Tuesday, November 3, 2015


It is officially time to plan for the holidays even though the temperature outside still feels like springtime. Below is a list of unique spaces that offer up rental packages for the evening and thus are a great choice of holiday parties and get togethers.  The owners have spent a lot of time restoring the interiors and all have a bit of character that works for winter festivities.

Mess Hall, 2194 Frederick Douglass Boulevard by 118th Street.  One can literally deck the halls of this lodge interior that features reclaimed rafters and hunting trophies.  There is a classic full bar to serve up drinks and small bites along with a nicely appointed outdoor space: LINK

Chaiwali, 274 Lenox Avenue by 124th Street.  Harlem's newest eatery in the Mount Morris Park Historic District is literally in a sumptuous brownstone at the lower levels. The first two floors are actually a restaurant which includes one of the most charming backyards to be found in the neighborhood.  The overall feel is antique Indian with Harlem savoir faire: LINK

Il Caffe Latte 145th Street, 458 West 145th Street by Amsterdam Avenue.  This brownstone space in Hamilton Heights has a second floor rental that has an ambiance of French cafe.  The entire floor can be rented for the evening and guests will be able to experience brownstone style up in the Heights: LINK

The Grange, 1635 Amsterdam Avenue by 141st Street.  Hamilton Heights' favorite restaurant was designed with rustic 19th century details which makes it the perfect spot to warm up spirits for the holidays.  There is a banquet room in the back that is available for smaller private events: LINK

1 comment:

  1. Great resource! Thanks for putting this together.