What People Say
Dear Jeno, I really don't even have the words to properly express our gratitude to you for what was the most beautiful event beyond what we could have ever imagined. you handled every detail to perfection, stuck to your plan, and calmly made it all happen. The room was beyond gorgeous, the food ridiculously good for an "event". My son-in-law chef (Iron Chef Long Island winner) says it was top grade restaurant quality (way beyond normal event grade) and was perfectly prepared. The dinner service was impeccable. It is always a lead of faith when a family embarks on the most important occasion in their child's life. How lucky to have found our way to you and the Manhattan Penthouse. — A HAPPY PARENT
Dear Sam, This is an unabashed fan letter to tell you how terrific Monika was yesterday in managing my father's birthday party. We had an incredible experience using Manhattan Penthouse and would/will recommend you to our friends and family. The staff was efficient and responsive. The food was terrific and we appreciated the attention to detail. But this letter is particularly to single out Monika. Today as I get the "day after" phone calls and everyone talks about how smoothly everything went, it is Monika that my sisters and I keep referring to. She was so professional and unflappable. You have a gem of a place and a gem of an employee. — DAUGHTER
Hi Jeno. Just wanted to say that Saturday Eve exceeded my wildest expectations. Everything was perfect! The food, the ceremony, the staff, the sushi station, I can go on and on. Most important, I thank YOU. You made it happen! — BRIDE
Thank you very much for all you did to make our second anniversary party a tremendous success. — TRAVELER MAGAZINE
Our party in Central Park with the New York Philharmonic was a great success. — CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT
Your suggested menu was delicious, the service was without fault. I know the attention to detail to make a party run so smoothly. — GLORIA VANDERBILT COOPER
Unpretentious combined with quality is the highest level of good taste. I feel this quote is fitting in describing the great job done for our daughter's wedding reception. — PACE COLLECTION
Walking into your facility was such a wonderful surprise! The views are awesome! — ANNIVERSARY COUPLE
The food was fabulous; my critical aunt, a French trained chef, was extremely impressed. — A BRIDE
Thank you for all your help in making the Marketing Department's party a most memorable one. — CITIBANK
What a smashing success the Christmas Party was! Ambience, decorations, food - I've heard nothing but the highest compliments not only from guests, but also the PROCTOR & GAMBLE people. — LEO BURNETT ADVERTISING
Thanks again - I wouldn't dream of doing another wedding without you! — A BRIDE
I've heard nothing but "oohs and ahs" about the location, the food and the service. No detail was overlooked. — SMITH BARNEY
Everyone had a wonderful time at the party. It was a beautiful place, and the food was superb! — YOUNG & RUBICAM
You more than lived up to your word. It was all you promised and then some! It is a pleasure to do business with people who are warm and pleasant and more than reliable. — A BRIDE
Many thanks to you and your staff for making the party at FAO SCHWARTZ a tremendous success. We've heard only praise on all aspects of the party, and the food in particular brought raves. The store management commented on the efficiency of your people, and they were very impressed with your whole operation. — WINS RADIO 1010
Your staff did a superb job — everything ran smooth as silk. Compliments from the guests were profuse. — THE NEW YORK TIMES
Thanks so much for your amazing house for the "Wall Street" event. — PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES
Your food was as good as any restaurant we've been to! I was delighted to introduce you to my crowd! — BIRTHDAY BOY
Dear Jeno, Rob and I wanted to thank you for giving us a magical reception. The food was fabulous, and the service was impeccable. Truly, everything went so smoothly, it was like clockwork. As one guest put it best, it was the kind of NYC wedding you dream of being invited to. — HAPPY COUPLE
Dear Monika, We had so many compliments about the space and the food. How can I thank you enough...you did the absolute best job (and I am a particular pain). Everything was just beautiful, elegant, special. I appreciate everything you did more than you will ever know. All of the wait staff could not have been nicer. Please extend my thanks to each and all of them.
Dear Sam, On behalf of the Board and staff of the Council, I would like to extend our sincere thanks for the smooth and elegant execution of our Unsung Heroes dinner. Our Board members all agreed that the location could not have been better, the ambience was both sophisticated and comfortable, and the food was delicious. Please extend my thanks to your friendly and solicitous staff. We had a wonderful time.
Jeno, Your kindness, enthusiasm, patience and flexibility has made it so much fun to plan with you amidst all the chaos of the time. You really made us feel as though our event was unique, and we appreciated that.
Monika, We have received so many compliments from our guests ranging from the beauty of the place to its magnificent view of the city to the friendliness of the staff. Because of your time, patience, and organization, we had a perfect wedding day. — BRIDE
Dear Mr. Milliken, On behalf of the staff and the Board of Directors, we want to thank you for the use of your beautiful Manhattan Penthouse for our event. We could not have picked a more ideal space for the affair. The event went off without a glitch. It's because of the kindness of people such as you that we were able to raise a significant amount of money to help kids in need. Thank you and your wonderful staff (particularly Monika) for helping to make our first annual benefit a very memorable night. — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NONPROFIT
Monika, You were so much more than a catering director. Your knowledge and classiness enabled us to make sensible choices regarding the food and venue. Nobody has ever responded to voice messages as promptly as you. The wedding was magical. The food was excellent, service, superb. — BRIDE
Dear Mr. Milliken, Thank you so much for making yet another dream celebration come true! It's always a pleasure doing business with you and the fabulous Mansions Catering team.
Monika, I really felt as if we could just relax and enjoy ourselves. Please convey our thanks to your competent and friendly staff and to the chefs - Our guests could not stop raving about the delicious food.
Dear Mr. Milliken, On behalf of the Society I would like to thank you for a wonderful evening at Manhattan Penthouse. The atmosphere was very warm, the food delicious, and the service wonderful. The view was magnificent. — NONPROFIT
Dear Jeno, Our warmest thanks to you and your staff for giving us the reception of our dreams. The food was excellent and the ambiance festive. Thank you for keeping the ceremony flowing nicely, especially since we were so overwhelmed by all the excitement! We have received many compliments by our guests about your staff's highly professional service. — HAPPY COUPLE
Mr. Milliken, We just wanted to thank you and Jeno for making our party a very memorable one for ourselves as well as for our family and friends. The evening was elegant, organized, and appetizing....and Jeno really went above and beyond to make it so. Should we have any other "gala events" in the future, we will call upon you both for your services again. — NONPROFIT
We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. The staff was wonderful and so accommodating our guests were amazed by the service. The food was delicious — we're getting requests for the ravioli recipe! The ballroom looked elegant and romantic, and the view was, as expected, impressive. We want to thank you for making our party even better than we could have dreamed.
Monika, I think I'll always keep in mind the image of you behind the buffet, serving that delicious sea bass to my family, while our beautiful city shone outside the MP windows. Your graciousness, flexibility and warmth meant a great deal to me. Throughout the process you were helpful, cooperative, efficient, and gracious. But the night of the wedding you exceeded even your own high standards. — BRIDE
Dear Sam, Jeno's work is simply impeccable. We could not have been happier. His attention to detail, his knowledge of the industry, his management of ALL the elements, individuals, and timing was completely professional. He made our event totally smooth and ours to remember for years to come.
We had our wedding here and could not have been happier. I was not a very hands-on bride, so I loved how "all inclusive" this venue was (food, open bar, day-of coordinator, beautiful views, etc). The staff here is extremely professional and friendly and do their jobs very well. We worked with Jeno who was very responsive and efficient leading up to the event, as well as the day of. I cannot think of a single drawback. If you're looking to host a NYC wedding, then this is the venue for you. Thank you so much to the entire Manhattan Penthouse team!