9 Places To Host Your Holiday Party

What better way to entertain clients than with good food? The dining industry has seen a major rise in corporate dining events, and it’s easy to see why. These unique but classy spots in the city scream business-professional, while still keeping it casual enough for some fun.

Bagatelle in the Heart of the Meatpacking District


Celebrate one of Bagatelle's vibrant and exclusive over-the-top brunch parties at the infamous New York institution that has quickly become a staple in the Meatpacking District. Check out everyone's favorite Mediterranean Bistro to host the holiday party of the year.

Haute Greek Cuisine at Nerai 


Experience the modern and sophisticated twist on Greek dining while in the heart of New York at a chance to enjoy after-work drinks and lite bites with your colleagues, friends or family for drinks, dinner and celebration. Bask in the warm ambiance while you taste the traditional Greek dishes you'll remember long after your meal.

For Larger Office Gatherings Head to Schimanski 


Schimanski in Williamsburg offers nightlife happenings the entire month of December with special guests like Chris Liebing on December 15th, NERO on December 21st, Boris on the 22nd and more. The space provides enough room for your whole office to join in on the fun while you let loose to the rhythm of the beat all night long. 

Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel


Now through the new year, Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel will be the winter wonderland called Haven Ski Chalet.  This heated, all-season Midtown rooftop, is lit in white lights with holiday décor throughout and even has faux snow machines to add to the ambiance. Cocktails including the Toasted Almond, Peppermint Cream, Ginger Toddy and Shot Skis will be served up to keep guests warm, no matter what the weather's like outside.  

For more information, visit www.havenrooftop.com  

Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs


Donner & Blitzen's Reindeer Lounge can be found this year at The Springs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn after first popping up at No Malice Palace last year. So don your holiday gear and come get blitzed amidst four grand fireplaces, floor to ceiling Christmas trees and a Candy Cane graphic wall. Graffiti artist Paul Nassar created a massive Reindeer Playing Poker mural that will make your holiday season profile pic pop and your stockings will be filled to the brim with cocktails like Festivus mulled wine, Candy Cane Shots, and the Nog-Gonna Make It To Work Tomorrow, along with new creations like an irresistibly addictive Frozen Peppermint Bark Latte.  The lounge serves up holiday munchies like the Fondue You See What I See, The Office Party Cookie Plate, Fried S’mores, and more. Be sure to look out for holiday programming with DJs on the weekends and Ugly Sweater Parties every night. 

Open from November 30th - December 30th at 224 Franklin Street in Brooklyn. https://www.reindeerlounge.com/

Aretsky’s Patroon in Midtown

NYC Food

Aretsky's is quickly becoming known as one of the top NYC restaurants. Their unique and classy twist on American classics, like onion rings, has been recognized for its flavor by critics like the Michelin Guide. Also, the spot provides an option many others don’t, the choice between types of decor. Some parts of the restaurant are drastically more modern than others, ensuring critics of all tastes and types to find their perfect location.

Tavern on the Green in Central Park

Tavern on the green

Though this elegant dining space does come with quite a hefty price tag, if you can afford it, it’s undeniably worth the price. Tavern on the Green is one of the most iconic NYC restaurants, and has hosted an impressive resume of movies, from “Ghostbusters” to “Wall Street”. The building is impeccably designed and decorated, and demonstrates a clear devotion to maintaining their pristine image. And, if that’s not enough, their food has been recognized by some of the world’s most popular magazines.

Catch NYC

CATCH NYC on Ninth Avenue

Famous for their high quality seafood, CATCH is quickly becoming a staple in the corporate dining community. Their industrial decor perfectly compliments their brick walls, making for a warm and comfortable hosting space. The space comes equipped with a fully stocked bar and wine fridge, along with an impressively comprehensive menu planning service.

Bill’s Townhouse in Midtown

Tavern on the green

 The century-old townhome serves as a glamorous venue for any and all planned soirees. The luxurious multi-level space consists of The Tavern on the ground level, the former home of a prominent speakeasy during the Prohibition Era; The Main Dining Room on the 2nd floor, with tall, beamed ceilings, chandeliers and gallery walls; and on the 3rd floor, The Parlour, surrounded by rich mahogany, leather couches, a warm fireplace and a private bar and The Private Dining Room, with seating for up to 22.