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Aug 15, 2006 10:50 PM

need place for dinner for 12 in Chelsea/Union Square/Flatiron area or thereabouts

Limitations: Must be about 500 w/tax and tip but not including drinks. Must serve at least some vegetarian food. Not vile. the crowd is "disinclined" to eat Asian food.

sigh. help, please.

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  1. Crispo, Le Zie, Via Emilia. Giorgio's of Gramercy might work, depending on how much food you intend to order. Craftbar might be another close call, although I don't find the food there too great.

    1. Greek and Turkish food works well for carnivores and vegetarians.

      Barbounia, on the corner of Park Av. S. & 20th St., serves very good Greek food in a soaring, splashy space.

      Turkish Kitchen, on 3rd Av., b/t 27th & 28th Sts., is a short walk from the Union Square/Flatiron area. Excellent food and very attractive surroundings.

      Both of these places can easily handle a group of your size, and you should be able to keep within your budgetary constraints.

      1. The blue water grill serves excellent fish and seafood......

        1. Via emilia; craftbar could get pretty expensive.