Re: Still need help--slight changes
- Jennifer Lee
I am planning a group bus trip for one day from Washington, DC to NYC on Wednesday, July 19,or possibly Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The group consists of 45 people who are mostly 50-60 in age range, but sophisticated and well educated. We are going to see an exhibit at the Museum of New York City and then I wanted to plan a fabulous group lunch for people who will be dressed rather casually. Most are well travelled, dress for the occassion, but just don't want to wear suits and dresses for lunch.
I was hoping for a knock your socks off French lunch in the $20-$30 price range in up town. The place should be charming and able to accommodate our group. The food must be great-- I am open to suggestions.
You don't say if your $20-$30pp budget includes drinks, tax & gratuity. If so, it will be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to find the kind of place you are looking for in that budget range. In fact, even if it's food only, the options are rather limited, particularly on the expensive UES.
The July 19th date falls during the second of this summer's Restaurant Weeks, when many restaurants are offering a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $24.07 (drink, tax & gratuity *not* included). The website with the list is linked below.
For a group of educated, well-travelled, dressed for the occasion individuals, it's hard to comprehend how you guys came up with a $30/person "knock your socks off", "faboulous" French meal in Manhattan.
I agree with general problem of $20 - $30 = knock your socks off fabulous etc. - and accomodating a group of that size isn't easy. That said, I suggest that you contact Bistro du Nord at Madison & 93rd St. and see if they could accomodate your group - decent, though not outstanding, French bistro fare, in the neighborhood you are looking for.