The Portfolio: A private party room upstairs holds up to 100 for a cocktail party and 68 for a sit-down dinner. The room has 13 windows and partial river views along with a fireplace, a mahogany bar, and private bathrooms. Big-screen TVs are available for presentations.
Bonus: This is a crowd-pleaser of a restaurant, with an eclectic menu featuring Mediterranean, Italian, French, and Asian influences. In other words, something for everyone at a place where the food is solid and the staff, earnest. The funky vibe (think lots of neon blue in the lush lounge/wine bar area) and scenic waterfront location equal a fun and festive setting.
Book it: 1 Van Der Donck St (914) 751-8170; dolphinrbl.com. Prices start at $33 per person.