Holiday Parties for the Family Biz: Encore Bistro Français
A free, low-key private room for up to 35 people.
Why it Works: Being with your family all day, every day can be exhausting, which is why venturing to a destination that reminds you of someplace else can feel like a holiday. Encore, with its sunglow yellow walls, Belle Époque posters, and authentic French food, is a transporting experience where, for the night at least, you’ll feel like you’re far, far away. Menus often include a three-choice selection for appetizer, main course, and dessert, with delicious options such as foie gras, moules Provençales, steak frites, and assorted cheese plates. There is no cost for the private room, which accommodates up to 35 (minimum 20). There is a rental fee of $500 on Friday and Saturday nights, but none on other evenings.
Fine Print: Prices range from $40 to $50 per person (though items like foie gras will sharply increase prices), depending on your selections. The room features a projector and a screen.
Reserve: 22 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont (914) 833-1661; encorebistro.com