Recs for Celebration Dinner for Group in E. Village or LES?
I used to live in this area but all my old favs that I can think of would be too cramped for a group and/or not celebratory enough. I'm absolutely stumped for where to go.
Here's what I'm looking for:
1. where I can get a reservation for this Friday for a group of more than 5 but less than 10 people (must be able to make a reservation!)
2. fun, really fun, but affordable dinner... we'd probably share some apps and I'd say $15-20 entree. Shared plates would also be fun too.
3. we're a group that likes to drink, so great cocktails
4. food, of course, is a priority, but also something with a lively and fun atmosphere. Any cuisine except japanese/sushi.
I was thinking maybe Stanton Social, Mermaid Inn, Suba, something Orchard-esque (but from what I've heard that might be crowded for a group). Any input on those or other recs are GREATLY appreciated!