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Aug 24, 2006 02:47 PM

Chinatown/Tribeca for 10 people

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: lfkohn

        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.

      2. 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. 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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          1. re: bigjeff

            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.

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