Queens >Worlds Fair Marina Restaurant and Banquet
“The catering was amazing and the ambiance was very romantic.”
“If you are planning on a non-alcoholic cocktail hour, I would highly recommend the fruit-punch; it's not any ordinary drink.”
“The food was excellent!”
“Also, the bar was spacious with a large selection of classic wines and great cocktail drinks.”
“The service was excellent!”
“And they should definitely fix the fountain outside, it would make a huge difference.”
Rude Manager. I went to Marina to book a party, and would you believe it, the manager refused to see us. He wanted us to make an appointment before we came. He was extremely rude!! We came all the way from suffolk, and he would not see us. and it wasn't like he was with other customers,he was sitting there with phone in hand!! After this kind of treatment we decided to book some place else. if they treat us like this now, i'm aftraid to think how the service will be if I book the party. never again will we be back.
Nice venue, beautiful setting, very good food.
We recently had an event for 350 ppl at the Marina and the experience was excellent overall. My guests all had an excellent time and we received many compliments about the food.
The service was professional, with all the servers wearing tuxedos, and the manager was attentive. I have to admit, we were challenging him with different requests at the last minute (e.g. special service to the family) but he came through. At the end of the night he came up to me to thank me for my business.
My only real concern about the place was that it seemed as though it hadn't been maintained very well. it could use some fresh paint and an updated look but that was really a minor thing once the room was filled with decor and people.
Overall, very happy and would recommend the location again. The manager told me that they would be doing some major renovations in the fall and that I should check back afterwards to see the new look.
I agree with other reviewer wrote.
I agree with what the other reviewer wrote. F.....new manager screwed up my party also. I went to Marina based on the reviews I read here, i booked the party with the owner , at that time i asked about the manager which i read good things about , the owner told me he is on vacation , at that time i didn’t know the manager had left for good, if I knew I won’t book the party . the new manager was horrible he didn’t give me the right menu which i ordered....
during dinner time some of the dishes i selected were missing.
I specifically told the new manager, for the wedding ( biryani ) is a must for our culture , he told me don’t worry!!! but on the day of the party my (biryani ) was missing .
I was very embarrassed in front of the groom side and my guests. not only the menu so much other stuff , they didn’t send food for the bride and groom until i ask ed the manager , manager tried to blame the poor staff, but this is the managers jobs to look after everything, I was so shocked after everything this guy showed an attitude towards me. All be advised the "manager” is rude and an idiot.
I will never come back here again!!!
Never Again!!!. I've had several parties at Marina while Siraj was the manager. Now that they have hired a new manager, my experience at Marina was horrible. The manager was clueless about everything. The service was horrible, the manager was no where to be found. For every thing we had to run up to the office and fetch him. When I wanted to give the menu, he had no idea what dishes were on their own menu, he couldn't describe the dishes to us. We had given the manager instructions about our table setup and on the day of the event nothing was completed. I was very disappointed. My sister had her wedding here about a year ago and because we were happy with everything we decided to come back here, but things have changed. Siraj paid attention to details and would listen to us but not so with this new manager. I will never come back here again!!!
Thank you Sriraj. Sriraj thank you so much. You totally made my party memorable and I can't explain how good and perfect the arrangents you made. Thank you once again.
Best sweet 16 ever!!!. My sweet 16 was the bomb. All of my friends And family really enjoyed. The food, music, decorations, and arrangments were just amazing. If I had a wish I would want to revisit that night. I totally think one should have their party at World's Fair Marina.
Great Wedding Venue. Our wedding in July was spectacular. The World?s Fair Marina provided an excellent value and a great atmosphere for our event. We are both NY METS fans and love sailing so this was the ideal location to host our special day and share with our family and friends. From day one we were treated with the utmost professionalism and our host Siraj was extremely accommodating. He even allowed us to rehearse and fed our decorators prior to the wedding. The food was excellent, the service splendid and the four hour open bar kept our guests very well ?hydrated?. The entire process from selecting the venue to the reception was absolutely pain free. We would definitely house an occasion here again and highly recommend both the establishment and its management.
Excellent! Best in New York City!. What a wonderful experience! The reception was amazing and the food was great. Worlds Fair Marina Restaurant and Banquet Hall really knows how to plan a special day. I would only recommend this banquet hall, no other! Call them to plan your event, you will be glad you did.
Good Banquet hall with Good service and Excellent food.
My fiance and I were looking for a place to throw an engagement party. We needed a place that would accommodate our needs and a staff that was eager to help us arrange the night the way we imagined. We were expecting around 200 guests so we didn't want a hall that was too small or too big. Delicious food, apt space, and friendly service were the main things we were looking for and we found it all at World's Fair Marina.
The staff was very professional, friendly, and easy to talk to. There were no glitches in their service during the party and the staff was always available for addressing our concerns. Especially the manager, Mr. Siraj, was very patient with us and addressed every phone call.
There are two halls available at this venue. The main hall on the ground floor is bigger and has stage space and dance floor, while the top floor is smaller and lacks dance floor and stage space is very limited. But I think if you have a bigger party you can probably book both floors to accommodate all your guests. There is a balcony that looks over the main hall from the top floor. We went with the main hall which was perfect size for our party. The outdoor decoration lighting on the trees also added to the party ambiance. The gazebo and the bay area was gorgeous at sunset. But they need to make a few touch-ups because it looked weathered. And they should definitely fix the fountain outside, it would make a huge difference.
The menu was diverse in taste. We chose from the vegetarian Indian menu which includes drinks and hors' dourves for the cocktail hour, appetizers, main course and desserts. We were able to taste the drinks and the dishes before we finalized them. We were more than satisfied with the menu; it was just delicious. From paani-puri and bhel to breads and paneers, the guests loved the food. If you are planning on a non-alcoholic cocktail hour, I would highly recommend the fruit-punch; it's not any ordinary drink.
Memorable Wedding Reception at the World Fair Marina. My fiancee and I had our wedding reception at the World's Fair Marina on March 28, 2008. The food was great. The service was exceptional. There were no extra or hidden costs as many banquet halls seem add on the eve of the event. The manager, Siraj, understood that this was a special day and he was very accomodating to the requests we made. Everyone invited was able to enjoy the wedding reception because Siraj took care of all the evening's logistics. I highly recommend the World Fair Marina to anyone who is planning a special event mainly because of the professionalism that manager Siraj brings to this banquet hall.
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