Well you guys have outdone yourselves. It seems like Jake’s was overhauled… cleaner, sweeter smelling, neater.

The staff, from the manager (a gem) to Noel, the man at the door (great guy) and every bartender in between was gracious, friendly, helpful and delightful!

AND the food was the best yet. Plenty of it and delicious!!!

Could not be happier with this event and will see y’all in 2017!

Thank you!!!


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I wanted to thank you for helping to organize a wonderful time for our sorority reunion. Everything about the night was perfect and everyone is still raving about it and asking when we can plan the next one! The planning of the event was so simple! All of the details were planned out and contracted within an hour of my first call to you. Also, the communication before the event was excellent. My family owns an event planning company so I understand the details which go into planning parties. I was highly impressed by the customer service I received while working with you. The night of, the staff was so friendly and helped to make the party a success. The personal attention from our private waitress, bouncer, and party planner was such a great added bonus. I simply couldn’t have asked for a better evening. You will definitely be hearing from me in the near future to plan more events.  Once again, thank you for everything (from all of Sigma Phi Delta), looking forward to working together again soon.



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The planning process for the event was excellent.  The team that worked with me could not have been more helpful and they were always quick about getting back in touch with me about details.  Could not recommend EDBM enough.  Made the planning process a million times easier.

The bar and the room worked out very well for the bachelor party.  The craps table was a huge hit with the guys.  And obviously no one complained about the evening’s entertainment.  I thought the food was good and the open bar was enjoyed by all.

If I was ever planning another party in NYC, I would contact the EDBM team without hesitation.  Thank you for knocking it out of the park!



Hi Ladies!

Once again I would like to thank the Eat, Drink & Be Merry team for your outstanding assistance, professionalism, and all around super star of a team!!!! The event was absolutely flawless and was wonderful from start to finish!! It is always such a joy working with you ladies and I can’t imagine working with anyone else to plan my events!  Your staff  is consistently courteous, accomodating and does whateever they can to make myself and my guests sit back and enjoy!  Courtney and Blake were absolute rock stars and my husband couldnt have bad a better surprise 30th birthday party at a more perfect venue.

I look forward to  continuing our relationship and here’s to planning more events with you!!!

I actually may have a launch party I would like to do for a small start up I am working on so let me know if there are any other ways we can even further our relationship.

Kindest regards as always,


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To the entire EDBM Team, 

THANK YOU! Every aspect of the party was total success. The food was delicious and presented very nicely with all the accompanying dips and sauces. The room and staff were excellent and all my guests went out of their way to congratulate me on throwing such a great party. We had people from age 21-65 there and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Everything you all spoke about was as advertised, and planned perfectly. I will definitely throw another happy hour party at one of your bars again. 



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It was excellent!

Everyone had SUCH an amazing time.  The staff could not have been nicer.  Everyone introduced themselves to me / us.  We never had a problem getting the staff’s attention (usually, they were on top of it before we could even order). Truly a fantastic experience.  I have been raving about to others and will absolutely use E.D.B.M in the future.

I cannot be more complimentary.  Thank you so much.  Happy to give any more details you need.



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Hi Ladies at Eat, Drink and Be Merry,

First I want to say thank you so much and I will definitely be planning my next party with you. My friends are still talking about the party and were all blown away by the service and level of hospitality. The night of my party exceeded all of my expectations. I was extremely pleased with the room and the staff, including the movers, bouncer and waitress. The food was excellent, the drinks were always right on time and the music selection by the DJ was simply perfect. You all did an excellent job putting everything together. And even though during the planning stages, where Nikki and I spoke with each one of you at different times, it was as though we were speaking to one person, which is a compliment to how well you all work as a team. I will highly recommend you to any of my friends who are looking for event planners to put together a party for them. And I’ll definitely pass your business along to my production associates at Access Hollywood; you’re without a doubt, one of NYC’s best kept secrets that needs to be shared.



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Hi Ladies, 

I am so impressed by how easy the party planning process was! I worked primarily through Kate and Christine, who provided the information I was looking for in a timely manner, whether I called or emailed, at every stage of the process. Their thorough presentation of information and answers to all of the questions I had assured me that the party planning was well organized. It was also nice to get a call from a staff member at Jake’s Dilemma a few days in advance of the party, so I knew the two teams had coordinated as necessary.

The event itself was flawless. I was thrilled with the signs directing guests downstairs. I appreciated the waiting coat rack, and was very satisfied with the bar tending service. The two bartenders introduced themselves right away and were very accommodating. My guests certainly did not go thirsty!

Job well done! I will happily recommend your services to friends, and would certainly work with you again in the future.

Thank you so much.


Oak 3

Everything was amazing.  Thank you so much for everything.  The planning was smooth and the event went off perfectly.  Everyone was very nice and accomodating.  I would definitely do this again and I have already begun recommending you guys!  Thanks for making my birthday great!



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My party was so much fun!! l will definitely recommend it to all my friends. All my friends who went had a blast! The bartender Courtney was especially nice and really went out of her way to make sure we were having a good time! The Oak Cellar was perfect for me and my friends. I never had to wait for a drink and all my friends loved the space. From start to finish this party so easy to book thanks to Eat, Drink and Be Merry!




You guys really were great.  Our waitress never made us wait more than 2 minutes for our drinks, the room was the perfect size for the amount of people we had, you accommodated us with the music we wanted to play – I could go on, but I’ll stop for now.  All four of you were fantastic in helping to make this happen, from beginning to end.  I normally don’t write reviews, but your outstanding service simply cannot go unnoticed!  Thanks again for everything and we’ll be sure to come back to you guys next time!

– Nick

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Hello team,

The party was great!!  Everyone we came in contact with was phenomenal – from Niki and Brittany that gracefully answered all of my questions, to Cortney and Blake who were amazing at the actual event.  I actually was at Jake’s last week and Cortney recognized me and said hi and it will definitely bring me back there for happy hour etc!  Huge thank you to all of you for your patience, smiles/happy phone voices, and your hard work and dedication to make my event a success.

I really appreciate it and will be in contact for future events I’m sure!!



Oak 4

Hey, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for another wonderful party through your company.  Everyone was super helpful in the weeks and days leading up to the party making sure every loose end was covered.  Our bartender Molly was super friendly and made sure all of our guests were taken care of.  Our doorman was great as well as the rest of the staff who made sure the food was well stocked and helped with other concerns as well.  Our staff enjoyed the venue and the service and we look forward to having many more events through your company in the upcoming years.

Best regards,


Oak 2


Thank you for your email. The party was fantastic! Everyone had a wonderful time. The food, drinks, and space were all exactly what we wanted and what we were told they would be. We were especially happy with the service from the bartender. He was very attentive and helpful. The planning process was quick and very easy thanks to you. We will definitely consider using you guys again next year!

 Thanks again!

Oak 4

Thanks for another successful event.  I got great reviews from everyone who attended.  In fact, lots of people thought I put a whole lot more work into the event than I did.  I had to give credit where credit was due and let them know how simple you guys make everything.  Our attendance was up from last year and we look forward to locking on a bigger party room from you next year.  Thanks for everything and have a great Holiday Season.


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Good Day!

I do want to express my gratitude at the outstanding and professional service myself and the guests experienced that night. The bartennder was super sweet and hospitable to all of us!! Everyone that attended agreed that it was fanatastic and I would love to plan another event there. All the guests had an awesome time and the birthday Man was very happy. The staff that I spoke over the phone was also very accomodating and customer friendly and handled any concerns I had. I couldn’t have asked for better staff. Thank you all for an wonderful night. 


Hey guys!

We had a great time Friday night.  All of the staff were nice, professional and allowed us to have an awesome time. People raved about the cookies we ordered!! Honestly, I don’t have one complaint other than three hours goes way to fast when you’re having fun! Thanks so much for all of you help during the planning process. I would definitely use you guys again if I was planning a party in the city!

Thanks again!


Christine, Kate, Niki & Brittany,

The party we had in the Oak Cellar at Jake’s Dilemma could not have been better.  Everything went according to plan, and most importantly, everyone had a great time.  You guys were integral in making the night a success.  Thank you for all your assistance.  I have a feeling that we will contact you in the future to plan another event.

Thank you!


Thank you so much for making the planning process so easy!  The party was a great success.  The staff, Henry and Travis were especially helpful.  We have so many other occasions we’d love to book for!

Hi Brittany,

Wanted to get back to you with some feedback from our event.  The whole process, from initial information to organizing and finalizing the details down to the night of the event were all handled wonderfully.  We were able to raise close to $900 for our fundraiser and had a great time doing it!

The staff the night of the fundraiser was super helpful and were a huge part of the event being a huge success.

Since we did have such a great response, we were actually wondering if we could do another event through Eat, Drink and Be Merry!  Also, I’m sure we have some ideas as to where the company’s profits to charity can go one month 🙂Let me know if you’d like me to fill out a form about hosting another event and thank you again for all of your help!