This review is definitely owed to Sutra Lounge and their staff! I just turned 30 and since the ending of last year, I was shopping venues etc to plan a private birthday party. I googled lounges in NYC and Sutra showed up on the list among others. After speaking with a staff person and receiving some basic info, I was impressed by that and the pictures from online. After visiting Sutra in person, this was the perfect place to hold my event. Fast forward a few months into early '08 and I continued my monthly email reminders about my party date. After finalizing my contract in Mid May, the excitement and questions flooded in. All staff were very helpful and reassuring with everything. I held my party on a Sunday evening so that I could have invitees only. Sutra's great offer was irresistible! How could I say no? The ambiance the night of my party was fantastic. It was dimly lit inside with candles, incense and rose petals.. they even let me use the tv above the bar to play a dvd with pictures of me the entire night. I was also able to add little candy bowls and touches where I wanted. Overall, my guests LOVED the venue and the staff and owner were great the entire night. I would host another event at Sutra anytime! Shout out to the Ariel, Francesca, John, Dino and the rest of staff on-site Sunday, June 22nd!