This review is very long overdue! My brother got married at the end of October and my mother and I were in charge of planning the rehearsal dinner. We chose Salvation Café and I couldn't have picked a more perfect venue. I'm an NYC event planner and had previously worked at a food magazine so I'm super selective (ehem...picky). Working with George and Sue was easy breezy. George helped with my menu selections and Sue made sure we had the right wine pairings. The menu selections were perfect, they were nice enough to swap out some items here and there to customize our menu and I so appreciated that. The Kale Caesar Salad is the best one I've ever had! The Cornish Hen, Vegan Risotto and Salmon were delicious. It's hard for a restaurant to produce three different entrees for a large group but everyone got their food at the same time and the service was so attentive. Just the right amount of accommodating everyone's needs without hovering.
Onto the space itself - it's a beautiful, fully private, brand new open space with high ceilings right above the main restaurant. We were a group of 40 people and had plenty of space for a pre-dinner cocktail reception and then we did three long tables for dinner. They even have a little outdoor space - adorable!
During a walk through of the space I had mentioned that I loved the blue bell jars they had. George made a note of it and sure enough they were there for my event! These types of things go a long way with me when planning an event and I really can't say enough great things about the staff, space and food. Sue even helped me set up the table décor I had brought in and made it even better with her own additions.
Also would like to mention that we visited the restaurant a few weeks prior and enjoyed our dinner in the main restaurant tremendously as well.
Years of planning events and I can honestly say this was by far one of the best places I've had the pleasure to work with.
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