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lfkohn Aug 24, 2006 02:47 PM

Looking for a mid-price chinatown/tribeca restaurant for 10 people that won't break the bank. They are traveling from Canal & Hudson - so that general area. Thanks!

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    Pan Aug 24, 2006 03:22 PM

    I have some thoughts, but tell us what you mean by "mid-price." Would you consider a ~$20-a-head banquet at a Chinese restaurant like Congee Village, or are you looking for something more along the lines of $30-40/person European or American food in a place with somewhat sophisticated decor? For the record, I don't know of too many "mid-priced" restaurants in Chinatown. Most are inexpensive. Maybe you'd consider Oriental Garden.

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      lfkohn Aug 24, 2006 03:30 PM

      thanks so much for your reply! $20/head + drinks seems about right. it's a work function so atmosphere is a factor.

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        Pan Aug 24, 2006 06:19 PM

        I think there's a private room for 10 at Congee Village. You could also call Congee, an unrelated but also good restaurant on the Bowery a bit north of Canal. One thing to consider, though, is that Oriental Garden has white tablecloths. You might end up spending closer to $30/head than $20 there, though.

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        tsiblis Aug 24, 2006 03:58 PM

        The New Big Wang is a terrific place in Chinatown on the corner of Bayard and Elizabeth. Service is comfortable and they'll put together a large table for you (no reservations so go fairly early, maybe 7:15). Have the lobsters with ginger & garlic, the spare ribs if they have them, any of the fish dishes, grilled meats, sauteed string beans and maybe pan fried noodles. For the rest you're on your own. Dinner will fit into your budget.

        1. bigjeff Aug 24, 2006 06:31 PM

          yeah shanghai deluxe is good, and they have good set meals. not your average chinese food so people should be somewhat adventurous but it's really good. bayard and mott, I think.

          another choice might be flor de sol, tapas bar at 361 greenwich street (about 4 blocks south of canal). if its a drinks thing, they have plenty of sangria and things, and also really good large combination platters of tapas so you could get maybe 5 or 6 of the different combos (cheese, meat, hot, cold, etc.) plus drinks. probably will need a reservation.

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            Pan Aug 24, 2006 07:26 PM

            Yeah Shanghai is on Bayard between Mott and Elizabeth/Bowery. I forgot that they have a private room that I'm almost positive could seat 10. I had a good banquet there once, for 6 adults and one child. For the record, I'm a longtime regular there.

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            cheftamara Aug 25, 2006 01:46 AM

            Congee Village - either of their two locations seem great, especially for a big group.

            1. designerboy01 Aug 27, 2006 04:47 AM

              I think if you want some interesting dishes. Danny Ng on Pell street is pretty good. They got some old school dishes like roast duck with veggies, chicken with salted cabbage, beef with pumpkin, and chicken stuffed with sticky rice. Most of the good dishes are on the menu written in chinese.

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