I am meeting friends that I haven't seen in years in Manhattan. We are looking for a reasonably priced, mid-town restaurant, that won't mind a bunch of ladies sitting for hours chatting. Would like some place that is not too noisy. This is for a Saturday afternoon. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!!!!
Julian's on 9th Ave. @ 53rd has a nice outdoor area right next to the main room which is great for just hangin' out. This place has often got mixed reviews on these boards over the years, but I am still a regular there ( mainly for lunches ) and the food and ambiance are above average for the price.
Check it out.