The nice thing about hosting a party
or a conference in a restaurant is that
someone else is doing the work, and we’re very
happy to do it.
It’s hard to believe that the summer has ended and
the holidays are around the corner.
At this time of year many of
you are planning functions and festivities
for the season, as well as structuring
conference and meeting schedules for next
year. Should you be planning future
events, please take a look at our
information about booking events at Alison Restaurant,
or for catering by Alison Events,
on the questions asked us most frequently.
We hope that you will find this information
helpful and look forward to working
with you in the coming months.
Location & Contact:
Alison at the Maidstone Arms
207 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
Manager: Jessica Kiesman
Owner: Alison Price Becker
Exec. Chef: Robert Gurvich
Alison Restaurant has been repeatedly
described as romantic, elegant, understated, and handsome.
The walls are
a creamy white with blue and white
drapery on the windows. Tables are set simply with votive
candles, silver place settings atop
white linens. Our two dining rooms
offer both casual yet chic atmospheres.
The Sunroom boasts long banquettes,
which create open and interactive dining spaces. It is the
private event room for up to 45 persons.
We can make large square or rectangular tables to accommodate
different size parties.
The Main Room is open to our lively
bar area and its larger round tables are ideal for a private
dinner. The copper top
bar and bar area tables are a comfortable
setting for drinks and dining with clients or associates.
For presentations, in either room, we can set up projectors
Alison Restaurant is open 7 days a week
in season and Tuesday through Sunday off-season. The restaurant
is available any time for private functions. Generally we
need 4 weeks notice to book the entire restaurant, and 2
weeks notice to book either The Sunroom or The Main Room.
Size & Number:
The restaurant can accommodate up to
120 persons for a seated dinner, and up to 175 persons for
cocktails. Tables can accommodate from 6 - 30 when arranged
for private functions. As the restaurant is divided into two
rooms The Sunroom can be made totally private with seating
available for up to 50 persons. The Main Room can accommodate
up to 70. The bar is in the front room, and if a small band
is hired they play in the bar area. For a large reception
we can tent the driveway in the back and create another space
to accommodate 80 – 100 persons.
In addition to catering, Alison Events
offers full service Wedding and Event planning. We can help
you find a location, arrange your rentals, service staff,
flowers, accommodations, transportation, just about anything
you need in addition to the food. We do events for 2 – 1000.
Executive Chef, Robert Gurvich has returned
to us and has created a seasonal menu utilizing the freshest
local ingredients, influenced by the cuisines of regional
France and his New Orleans roots. For events we can offer
almost anything on our menus or create items specific to a
theme or the desires of our clients. We prefer to speak with
our clients about the event before proposing a menu. The more
information we have (as to who the event is for, why it is
taking place, number, age range, special dietary requirements)
the better we can help the client to have a successful event.
If time or location does not permit a meeting we will be happy
to take the information on the phone or communicate by email.
After discussing the event we send a proposed contract for
review. If accepted, a deposit is returned to us and the party
is booked. We always try to accommodate changes, though we
recommend making them as early as possible.
One of the great pleasures of doing parties
is helping to select wines that will enhance the menu. The
wine list at Alison Restaurant includes quite a few unknown,
relatively inexpensive, yet wonderful wines in addition to
well known more expensive choices. We can offer a 10% price
break off our list price with a guaranteed purchase of cases.
Our house wines are always available. If there is a wine that
the guest would like that is not on our list, we will do our
best to find it.
We have a full bar available and can
either serve an "open bar" through the evening,
or serve all the cocktail "a la carte", or a combination
of the two. An open bar for the evening can be expensive,
so do think if your guests are “drinkers”, if
not a one-hour open bar at the beginning usually suffices,
and then everyone switches to wine. For very special events
we can purchase magnums of Wine or Champagne as long as we
have 2 weeks notice. Please see below for information about
We have several local florists we work
with, or we can do simple arrangements ourselves.
We can print and mail your invitations
on simple stock for you as long as we are supplied with copy
6 weeks in advance and a mailing list 5 weeks in advance.
We are happy to arrange for a two or
three-piece jazz band, or string quartet. We have to careful
about loud rock & roll. We can also hook up to your IPOD!
We do most of our printing in house,
and can print place cards. Four days prior to the event we
need a list of names, and a seating chart if one is being
used. Last minute changes can be made easily, as long as we
have the bulk of the list in time.
We will print a special menu for the
guest on our stationary, or special note cards. On this menu
we can also print any message, or greeting requested, as long
as we have four days notice.
Self-parking on the street is available
at night as well as in an unattended lot behind the restaurant.
We do suggest a valet if the majority of the clients guests
will be driving as we cannot accept responsibility for vehicle
The sample prices below for lunch and
dinner below include three courses, coffee or tea, and soda.
The cost depends on the menu chosen, the time of the party,
the amount of people, the night of the week and can vary greatly.
We will do our best to design a menu with full respect of
the given budget. We can accommodate as many courses as the
guest wishes. Tax is an additional 8.62%, and gratuity is
a minimum of 18%. We require a deposit at the time of booking,
and payment in full on the night of the event unless special
arrangements have been made ahead of time. We do prefer to
be paid by check, or cash, however all major credit cards
- Lunch: $21.00 and up per person
- Dinner: $33.00 and up per person
- Cocktail Parties: (with alcohol) $35.00 and up per person
- Cappuccino & Espresso: $4.00 per person
- Mineral Water: 4.50 per person
- Open Bar: Starts at $9.00 per person
per hour for pour liquor
- Wines: House wines $8.00 per person per
hour, List wines as per list price with discount.
- Coat Check: $1.50 per person
- Flowers: Starts at $20.00 a piece for
- Invitations: $8.00 a piece plus postage
- Music: $800.00 and up for 4 hours
- Place cards: 2.00 per piece
- Printed Menus: $1.00 per piece
- Valet Parking: as per the valet company
Please try to have as much information
on hand as possible when inquiring about the event so that
we may be of the most help.
- How many?
- The purpose of the function?
- The entire restaurant or private room?
- Special Options?
Set or Choice menus are available. We
find that a set first course helps move the evening along,
and the less the waiters have to interfere and take food
orders our guests “own’ the evening. The kitchen
is also better able to produce the food more expediently.
Special dietary needs can be accommodated as long as we
know four days in advance. If a choice menu is desired we
can keep the cost of your party down if we know ahead of
time (if possible) approximately how many orders of each
item is needed. However, this is your event and we are happy
to accommodate you in any way possible.
We look forward to working with you,
Alison & Jessica
Some of Our Past Corporate Clients at
- “The Nanny Diaries”
- Allure Magazine
- American Express
- American Institute Of Architects, Peconic
- Bloomberg News
- Devlin Mcniff Realty
- Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
- Juicy Couture
- Liz Claiborne
- Manhattan Mortgage
- Morgan Stanley
- New Line Cinema
- Park Avenue Mortgage
- Peconic Youth Orchestra
- Peggy Siegal Company
- Plum TV
- Ritz Carlton Group
- Saveur Magazine
- Sotheby’s Realty
- Sports Illustrated
- Scripps Network
- Stella Show Management
- Travel & Leisure Magazine
- The Children’s Museum Of The Hamptons
- The Country School
- The Hampton Day School
- The Lions Club
- UBS Payne Webber
- Vogue Magazine
- W Magazine
- Have A Heart
- Share Our Strength
- Southampton Hospital
- The American Heart Association
- The Parrish Art Museum
- The Ross School
- Windows Of Hope