I just wanted to let you know that our Engagement Party at the Gin Mill turned out amazing. The food was so good and the bar service was stellar. Gibson our bartender was very accommodating and served a killer Tom Collins. I was a little worried since I had never been to the venue and was going only on web reviews then when we got there, saw the place and met the staff the evening of the event I realized that I had made a great choice. My expectations were exceeded and I would definitely recommend and use this service in the future.

Best Regard,

Monica B., Future Bride



Christine, Kate, Niki, Brittany,

The event went very smoothly and it was a huge hit for my now fiance. She was absolutely thrilled, shocked, and amazed at the same time. Everything was setup as requested and my party helpers had no issues. When I received text messages from them saying that “we are all set” – it was a huge sigh of relief given that this was a surprise engagement party – obviously timing and setup was crucial. 

Also, thank you for being so accommodating with my fiance’s brother (under 21) – when she saw him, she literally mauled him and was jumping for joy.

I will definitely consider your services for my future parties. 



Nothing constructive to offer! The whole team was absolutely fantastic, from the four of you to Jason to Marcus. From beginning to end, everyone was disarmingly friendly, patient and accommodating—which I have rarely found to be the case planning parties anywhere, especially in New York City. 

The room was gorgeous, the food was delicious (and executed/delivered exactly at the times I’d requested) and everyone had a blast.

Really can’t thank you enough for such an easy and wonderful experience—I will absolutely recommend your services to anyone hosting a party from here on out. 




Hi Ladies,

So sorry for the delay! The party was a huge success, and everyone had a wonderful time. The bartenders did a great job, and the food just kept on coming. The music worked out perfectly, as we had an iPod stocked full that we just plugged in and were off. At the end of the night, settling the bill was easy, as the guys had done a great job letting me know how we were pacing throughout the night when it came to the minimum.

People were surprised by the space and thought it worked so well for a party. I would definitely have another event with you guys!

Thanks again for all your help throughout the entire planning process!

Best wishes,



It was w o n d e r f u l!  

Lindsay was amazing……professional, courteous, and so so sweet! The food was really good! The sliders, the mac n’cheese, the shrimp, the mushroom pockets, the piggies and the chicken marsala bites. Everything was delicious…hot when necessary.  The passers were lovely as well.

If u ever need references, we are the the ones to contact!

And, I cant say enough good things about all of you whose advice was superb!

Thanks for a great evening and helping to make the beginning of a special couple’s life together such a happy and joyous occasion!

Best regards,



I had a BLAST at our private party! Everything went perfectly and I can’t say enough about all of the staff. From the bouncers, to the event coordinators and to our bartender, everyone was wonderful and accommodating. The room size worked great for our party of 35 people – no one wanted to leave!

Thanks so much to everyone for a memorable evening. We will surely recommend the “Vice” room to our friends for future events.


Thanks so much for helping plan our party at the Gin Mill!  Everything went perfectly smooth and it couldn’t have been any better.  The staff put signs all over so our guests knew where to go, and were very accommodating.  The Speakeasy room was awesome, can’t beat having your own bathroom for all the guests.  The food was really good and all of our guests had an awesome time.



Engagement Party

October 14, 2011

Thank you so much for all your assistance during the planning phase of our engagement party. It was a great success and we appreciated the friendliness and attentiveness of the manager and staff during our time there. It is truly a wonderful space and your professionalism, efficiency and friendliness made this entire process smooth and resulted in a resounding success of a celebration. 

Thank you again, 

Andrea & Leo

Hi Christine, Kate, Niki, and Cortney,

Thank you so much in helping us with the room for our friends Engagement Party. Everything worked out perfectly. The room was a great size, and people had a very fun night! Thank you for also being very available via phone for any of our questions, and I have been already recommending to others to work with you! Thanks again!



Thanks so much!! I had a great time the bartenders were awesome!! My fiance’ actually extended the open bar an extra hour because everyone was having so much fun!! We will be planning another party with you again for sure!!! You made my bday and our engagement one amazing party!!! Thanks so much!!


Thank you so much ladies! You were all a great help to us, and made the planning very easy!  Mike and I had an unforgettable engagement party, and all of our friends really enjoyed themselves.  Eric, our bartender, was exceptionally wonderful to Mike, myself, and all of our guests!  We do thank him for a great evening. Mike now thinks we should makes this an annual event.

Your conducive recommendations for the space, the food, and the bar were perfect!

Thank you again!


Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Gismondi 


Hi Alison,
The engagement party was absolutely wonderful!  I have been so impressed with Eat, Drink & Be Merry from the first time a representative called me after I submitted an online inquiry.  Every representative has been exceptionally professional and friendly.  The Speakeasy Room was the perfect setting for a small engagement party.  I cannot thank you all enough for helping me honor two of my best friends.
Please feel free to use this as a testimonial for future clients.  I was so impressed!
Thank you so much again 🙂