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Oct 27, 2006 02:08 PM

Healthy restaurants that are good for large groups

I am looking for restaurants that are healthy and good for large groups of about 25-35. Any suggestions ...

I organize a Meet-up group, Culture for Non-Cultured (, and am tired of going to the usual pub fair after our cultural outings ...

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  1. You need to give more specifics.

    1. Exactly what do you mean by "healthy"?

    2. Do you want a private room?

    3. What is your per person budget? And tell us if that figure includes drinks (wine, liquor), tax & tip.

    1. Try Josie's on the UWS - It's fabulous food and all organic/health food stuff

      1. Josie's is a pleasant diner, but I can't imagine it handling a group of 35 - unless there's some private room and catering I don't know about.

        1. As for specifics: I'm getting a little tired of pub food (Harvest Brewery, Half King) and the like. Those have their place, but I'd like something a little healthier. It doesn't necessarily have to be organic or exotic -- just tasty and something that doesn't make my digestive system scream.

          We do go to somewhat exotic foods sometimes -- we've had Korean food, probably go for Ethiopian at some point, etc. -- but I like to make that an event in and of itself. When we go to a museum or gallery hopping or see performance art, etc., I like to let that be the event and the food be somewhat un-exotic and comforting and somewhat inexpensive, but a place where we can sit and talk (a tall order, I know) ...

          As for location, we do events all over Manhattan (and sometimes outer boroughs) so any and all locations are great and much appreciated.

          Culture for the Non-Cultured

          1. Oh, and it doesn't have to be a private room. And I would set the food price at about $15-20 tops.