Thanks for a great job on my wife Heather’s birthday party.  All the staff was fantastic and the Havana Room is simply THE BEST private party space on the Upper East Side.  I especially appreciate the time and effort put in by Niki for the multiple times I changed dates, menus, contracts……..

I will without a doubt happily throw future events there.

Kind regards,





We were very happy with our event!  We found everyone to be responsive and helpful from beginning to end.  We will definitely be keeping you at the top of our list for our next party!




Good Morning Guys,

Just want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful, stress-free baby shower. Everything was picture perfect. The food was presented in an elegant way and was very delicious. The space was cozy and classy. And the best part was I did not have to stay and clean up afterwards! All of my invites asked me where did I find this place and were so pleased with the event. I could not have asked for a better shower! Thanks for all of your help, your feedback, and your attention to my event!

I will be recommending you guys to anyone looking for the perfect party room for their event.

Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday!




You guys did a wonderful job; I couldn’t have asked for it to go any smoother then it did.  Thank you for all of your help.




The party was great as usual! You guys always make everything so easy! And I have been getting rave reviews from many of the guests.  They were particularly impressed with The Speakeasy room itself, and I have already been told to do it again next year!

Only thing I heard on the negative end was from my brother in law who thought that all the TVs were distracting… maybe you could ask people if they want the TVs on or not?

Thanks again for everything!


Thanks.  My sister had a great time at the open bar portion of her bachelorette party.  Noel was really nice; she called me the day before to introduce herself and see if I had any questions.  And the night of she was attentive and we didn’t really ever have to wait at the bar to order drinks, Noel took care of us right away.  Thank you so much!


Thank you so much for all your help! My party was so much fun and everyone who attended had such a good time and really enjoyed themselves! I will definitely be hosting future events at Down the Hatch or your other locations! Thank You Again!

We had a great party!  Thanks so much for letting us post-pone.  We would recommend to anyone to go through you guys for reservations and party planning.

Thanks again



The party was great! A good time had by all–I liked that there was a sign
on the door telling everyone where to go. Everything went off without a
hitch, and our server was especially noteworthy ( I wish I remembered her
name, but she got us our drinks quickly and always correctly in a very busy
bar!) No complaints here!

The party was definitely a success. We all had a great time. Erik, the

party manager was awesome, and the party would not have been as good

if it weren’t for him. Thank you very much for the party, and we will

definitely organize another one through EDBM soon.




Speak 1

Open Bar at The Stumble Inn

November 11, 2009

Hi ! I’ve done a lot of open bars for my friends when they come from out of state and this was honestly my best experience. Even before you wrote this email, I was already thinking of writing to you guys. I know I made the process as confusing as possible, but I was still able to get the party in. I responded late to the email on Friday, so I figured your office was closed. I had a bunch of people coming in from CT, so just I decided to call the bar just in case. I explained everything and Jake called right back. So thanks so much again. It was my first time at Stumble Inn and it was so much better than any other open bar, like I said before. So much more room, bouncers were nice, bartenders were on top of their game, busy but were still extremely nice. Definitely  thinking about coming back in December, as per my friends requests. Thank again, awesome job . . awesome place. — Morgan



The party went just as expected.  Everything from the waitress to the bouncer were great.  Thank you for everything and I wouldn’t mind recommending you to my friends.




Hi Christina,

I wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job you did for Greg’s party. Greg absolutely loved The Oak Cellar and he had a great time (as did everyone else). The service, food and drinks were great.

GD (I believe that’s his name) was very sweet and he did a great job that night. He was very attentive and professional.

Thanks again for everything! I will recommend your services to others looking for a private party.



Oak 1

Thank you for the follow-up. It is much appreciated.
The party went off without any problems and everyone was pleased.
I look forward to booking many events with your company.
Thanks again.





Hello Christine, Kate, Niki & Cortney

The event was a great success and people had a very good time. Planning process, space, and your staff were terrific. A small item- the food was very good but the hot appetizers soon became room temperature and were not re-heated. But overall people were very pleased, and I would recommend Eat, Drink & be merry. Many thanks!



We had a great time.  Everyone was very helpful.  From the planners to the staff at the bar.  Our bartender Travis was especially awesome!  Thanks for making my night special.



Oak 1

The event went very well and we had a blast. We’ll be seeing you again very soon! Thanks!






They party was wonderful! Thanks so much for all your help. Will definitely be booking with you guys again.

I’m considering organizing a charity event next summer for child diabetes and would love to work with you guys to set it up.




Oak 2


The party was very successful. I really don’t have any complaints at all. The food was great and the service was wonderful. Everything ran smoothly.



Speak 2

The party went great.  I received a a call in the morning to confirm or go over any last minute details which was nice.  At the actual party, the waitress was extremely attentive and friendly.  I would definitely recommend this to others!