Throwing a party in New York is a special type of hell: You?re either squeezing a condensed guest list into your one-bedroom or getting stuck with a four-figure venue rental cost. And honestly, all you really want is a room full of friends, drinks and, okay, maybe nachos.
So we?re going to go ahead and call what?s going down at River Styx nothing short of a birthday miracle.
A recent addition to Greenpoint?s waterfront scene, the restaurant initially earned attention for its casual yet quality menu that treads between cheeseburgers and Taleggio-stuffed ravioli. (Its claim to fame: a Frank?s Red Hot reduction sauce atop calamari.) The early-adopter foodies, however, forgot to mention that this place also throws a killer get-together--thanks to a smorgasbord of private-event packages.
For groups of 20 or 30, there?s a massive nachofest that includes cans of Tecate ($30 a person); a spread of wood-fired pizzas, garlic knots, Caesar salad and wine ($60 a person); and even a grown-up ?toga party? of build-your-own gyros with braised lamb, house-made naan, all the fixings and cans of Busch Light ($60 a person, costumes not required).
Great food, a little bit of kitsch and someone else cleaning up--you can?t lose.