The Portfolio: With a private room downstairs from the main dining area, you’ll have plenty of space to yourselves without worrying that your noise level will disturb other diners. The room seats l00 comfortably and can accommodate 150 for cocktails. So far, the restaurant—open since May in the space formerly housed by Laguna and Eclisse—has been doing family-style catering, but recently debuted a new catering menu including a host of other buffet options. The room is appropriate for any sort of event—presentations, sit-down dinners, etc.—and can be configured in a variety of ways depending on your needs. It is equipped with its own bar and has one wall featuring mirrors within the woodwork, making the room look larger than it is. Thanks to the décor (photographs and images reminiscent of old-school Italian restaurants) and its round tables with red-and-white gingham linens, there’s a sense that you’ve been transported to your favorite childhood Italian eatery.
Bonus: Centrally located at the corner of East Post Road and Waller Avenue, with plenty of nearby parking.
Book it: 189 E Post Rd (914) 761-1111; mulberrystreetwp.com. Pricing is $35 per person for family-style catering.