ZUCKER'S BAGELS AND SMOKED FISH
Zucker's Bagels and Smoked Fish offers hand-rolled, kettle-boiled bagels baked daily in every store. The restaurant's homemade goods--including bagels, muffins, cookies, spreads, schmears, more than 16 varieties of smoked fish, whitefish salad and chicken salad, are perfect for any event. This small, family-run business sources as much locally as possible and searches out the best-quality ingredients and earth-conscious sustainable partners. This year, the eatery was voted "best bagels and lox" by Time Out New York. Whether using the restaurant's catering services or holding a celebration at one of Zucker's inviting shops, the restaurant is sure to make your event memorable. Tribeca, 146 Chambers St., btw West Broadway & Greenwich St., 212.608.5844; Grand Central, 370 Lexington Ave., btw E. 40th & E. 41 sts., 212.661.1080, zuckersbagels.com.
THE WEATHER ROOM AT TOP OF THE ROCK®
The Weather Room provides a dramatic, modern setting for your next private event. Located 67 stories above Midtown Manhattan, it offers an unencumbered and ever-changing vista of The City That Never Sleeps. With windows soaring from the floor to the 25-foot ceiling, The Weather Room accommodates receptions for up to 300 or seated dinners for 120. In addition to the spectacular interior, the special event space also includes two magnificent open-air terraces that bring the storied skyline seemingly within reach. For more information, call 212.593.9499 or email email@example.com. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, guests access the event space via 49th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves. For more on The Weather Room, click here.
NOBU NEW YORK & NOBU 57
Nobu restaurants continue to bring the most innovative 'New Style Japanese' cooking to New York City. A visual and culinary delight, Nobu features burnished woods, rich hues and soft lighting. Nobu New York's Back Room can accommodate up to 50 guests for cocktail receptions and 40 guests for seated 'Omakase' (family style chef's tasting menu). The entire restaurant may also be reserved for events for up to 220 guests standing and 140 seated. At Nobu 57, there are several areas to host your special event, including The Hibachi Table, which can accommodate up to 10 guests seated; The Balcony overlooking the lounge and grand staircase, which accommodates up to 40 guests standing; the Back Room, Mezzanine, which accommodate 60 guests standing and 62 seated; and the Entire Mezzanine, which can accommodate up to 300 guests standing. The entire two-floor restaurant may also be reserved for 300-plus guests standing. For more information, call 212.757.3063, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit noburestaurants.com. Nobu New York, 105 Hudson St., at Franklin St.; Nobu 57, 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves.
THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
The New York Botanical Garden offers stunning settings for all occasions, whether a wedding, corporate event, or photo or film shoot. For more information about facility rental, call Special Events at 718.817.8885. For more information about catering events in 2013, call 718.220.0300. For information about catering events in 2014, call 718.817.8525. Or, visit nybg.org/eventrental. Event sites include Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Conservatory Tent, Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Garden Terrace Room, and Ross Hall. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, N.Y. 10458-5126, nybg.org.
MEGU NEW YORK & MEGU MIDTOWN
The event coordinators at MEGU New York and MEGU Midtown will help make your next celebration one to remember. The combination of contemporary design and traditional Japanese touches at both the Tribeca and Midtown locations will greatly impress. The private spaces accommodate 8 to 450 guests and are ideal for a company party or celebration of any kind. The prix fixe menu options feature the restaurant's signature dishes, prepared with seasonal ingredients. For more information, email email@example.com or call 212.964.7777. MEGU New York, 62 Thomas St., btw Church St. & West Broadway; MEGU Midtown, 845 United Nations Plaza, At Trump World Tower, at First Ave. & 47th St.,megurestaurants.com.
BUCA DI BEPPO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. The restaurant's knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your meetings and events with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages--ideal for groups of 15 or more. With specialty rooms including the Wine Room, the Poster Room or the "Pope's Table," Buca is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! The Times Square eatery also offers a full buyout for up to 300 people. 1540 Broadway & W. 45th St., 212.764.6527, bucadibeppo.com.
Belmont Park offers a variety of options for your private event. Patrons can choose from luxurious dining in the Turf and Field Room with seating for 200, or relax in a more intimate setting in the prestigious West Wing. For larger parties, the Marquee Tent offers luxury by the paddock, private restrooms, a stage with dance floor, and can be split into two rooms or easily accommodate a gathering of 500. Visitnyragroupsales.com for more information. 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, N.Y., 516.488.6000, nyra.com/belmont.
Located in the heart of Tribeca, and owned by Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro and renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent for more than 20 years, this legendary restaurant space accommodates parties large and small for any special celebration. The spacious second-floor Loft offers an elegant setting for up to 175 guests, the charming Gallery room is a more intimate experience for parties of 40 and fewer, and the state-of-the-art RealD 3D Tribeca Film Center Screening Room provides a luxurious way to entertain. Additionally, the entire Tribeca Grill duplex is available for entire restaurant buyouts. Whether it's a wedding reception, wine dinner or business luncheon you're planning, the versatility and ambiance of Tribeca Grill will create lasting memories time and again. 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3905, firstname.lastname@example.org, myriadrestaurantgroup.com.
Owned by renowned Father-Daughter team, Tony May and Marisa May, designed by Massimo Vignelli, SD26 has three levels and 14,000 square feet of contemporary space available to host your next event. The intimate Wine Connoisseur's Room can seat up to 20 guests and 35 for a reception; the elegant Balcony Rooms offer seating up to 65 guests or 120 for a reception; the Main Dining Room is a superb backdrop for a private social or business event and can seat up to 200 guests and 350 for receptions. The rich tones, inviting colors and warm illuminated lighting, are surrounded by artwork from renowned artist, Sheila Hicks. SD26 will welcome your guests to a modern dining experience reflecting the contemporary unmistakable Italian flavors created by Executive Chef Matteo Bergamini. SD26, 19 E. 26th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.265.5959, sd26ny.com.