Capacity: Up to 175 people
Among all of the places on this list, Ophelia easily has the most history. It’s located on the top floor of the Art Deco Beekman Tower (formerly known as the Panhellenic Tower because people were really into Greek mythology back in 1928) and used to house a women’s-only club for sororities. Today, the space has been slightly modernized, outfitted with plush seats, a full bar, exposed brick, and checkered floors. The aforementioned bar serves complicated, highbrow cocktails with names like the Flapper and Purple Tuxedo while the bites are a little more straightforward: think grilled cheese, hummus, sliders, and lobster rolls, which are more or less the types of things you’d expect to eat at a private event.