The Portfolio: Ever wish you could have your office party at a friend’s gorgeously decorated, rambling manse? Consider it done. This sleek, sophisticated wine bar feels like the luxe lobby of a swanky hotel and has an array of comfortable wing-back chairs and couches to prove it. Add the dancing fireplace, and a long list of interesting spirits (the cocktail kind, not the ghost kind), and you’ve got a recipe for what could be the talk of the town. Book the entire space—it holds up to 118—or choose from among the two private rooms. The smaller one, which feels like a Victorian tea parlor, holds 6 to 12 guests, while the larger one, known as The Fireplace Lounge, accommodates up to 75. There’s even a showcase wine room (known as The Cellar) reserved for tasting menus.
Bonus: A long list of wine varietals and food that pairs well with your choices.
Book it: 2098 Boston Post Rd (914) 834-9463; vintage1891.com. Cocktail party packages start at $22 per person; buffet menus are $38 per person; and tasting menus start at $65 per person.