BIG group, inexpensive birthday dinner
- Tom G.
So it's my 27th birthday and I need a place that can
accomodate 15 people...and on short notice...and not
It's now Monday, we want to do this on Friday...
And everyone is paying their own way...max $$ should be
If you like Chinese food, any of a large number of
places would be great for a Chinese banquet. One of
the most attractive, and professional, but yet still
reasonable is Tang Pavillion on 55th between fifth and
sixth. Another fun place is Churrascaria Platforma on
49th between 8th and 9th. It's a Brazilian fixed
price place with a very large buffet for starters and
then all manner of grilled meat served by circulating
waiters who keep it coming until you tell them to stop.
The food's pretty good, the value is terrific and if
you go at 8PM or later, once the theater crowd clears
out, it won't be too crowded.
I highly recommend Carmine's for this sort of thing.
It's very good Italian food, family style so it's fun
(huge platters of food that everyone shares), not too
expensive, and basically a good, garlic-y time.