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,


Oak 3

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, 

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!




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!!



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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!

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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!

Christine, Kate, Niki and Brittany,

The event was a blast.  Everybody in the FF league was psyched with how it went and it went as expected / smooth sailing.  Honestly, not a lot of “constructive feedback” because we were many games of beer pong, flip cup and general consumption in… you made a group of 10 happy, many of whom don’t get a lot of day time “nights out” anymore.   See you next year, though there was a petition for Las Vegas! 



Dear Niki,

I just want to thank you SO much for your help with planning the party on Saturday. It was perfect. Molly was amazing – the room was the perfect size – the drinks were flowing and the food kept coming. Truly, it was a great party. Joe had a wonderful night and we had a great crowd that had a fabulous time.

Only complaint? It went by WAY too fast. 🙂

Take care,


The party was great- our staff had a wonderful time!  Everyone I was in contact with during the planning was incredibly helpful. The night of our gathering Todd took good care of us behind the bar along with the rest of the staff (bar manager and security).  You have taken all the stress out of planning our end of term party!  Thanks again.  

Kindest regards,


The party was definitely a success! The planning went as smoothly as I could hope and you’re team was pleasure to work with. The separate room at Jake’s hands down made the party.  We were able to play our own music, dance around, anddd have beer pong, what more could you ask for!

Thank you so much for all your help and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from me again 🙂


This was, I think, my 4th event with you guys, and by far the best, not to say that the others were not good.

The room was great, the bartender was amazing, the bar back was amazing, the door man was amazing, the sound system was amazing.

We had an awesome time.

Your team was so helpful and considerate when it came to rescheduling due to unfortunate circumstances with my co-host and his family, and we are very appreciative of that.

I am already looking forward to planning my next party with you guys!!

Thanks so much!


I appreciate the follow up. Everything went smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time.

In terms of the planning, your team was tremendously helpful and I feel like I did not have to do any real work. You were on top of everything and had the patience to remind me what needed to be done. It was always pleasant working with each and every one of you.

Everyone at Jake’s Dilemma was also fabulous. The service at the bar was great and they thought of everything- even plates and utensils for the cake we brought in. They were friendly and gracious. When the party ended everyone wanted more!

I cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience and will certainly be planning another event with you in the future.

Thank you!