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Group Dinner for 12 on a Tuesday

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selizara Dec 11, 2006 04:34 PM

Hey all - I am looking for a place to have a group dinner to celebrate my a cappella group's big concert.

We've been doing this at Tony DiNapoli's for years and I am so sick of eating mediocre Italian food to celebrate. Any recs on where we could go that would be better food at about the same price level?

We'll be about 12 people, and I believe there is one vegetarian in the group. Thanks!

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    chow_gal Dec 11, 2006 04:57 PM

    We just had a group dinner upstairs at Savoy.

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      Melanie Dec 11, 2006 05:49 PM

      Hey, was that on Thursday night? (I was in the next room : ))

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        chow_gal Dec 11, 2006 06:35 PM

        YES!!! I was thinking how I'd be miffed if I were dining next to such a large, loud group. Sorry!

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          Melanie Dec 11, 2006 08:00 PM

          HAHA!! nol, was not miffed at all!...though we were a little confused when someone shouted 'GO CUBS' or something like that...what is the story behind that one?? : )

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            chow_gal Dec 11, 2006 08:18 PM

            OMG. This is nuts. One lunatic in our group decided to sing "Happy Birthday' to Darryl Strawberry. (Have no idea if it actually was his birthday. I do know that, regardless, DS was not present.) In response, a colleague from the Chicago office felt the need to shout 'Go Cubs!.

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        selizara Dec 11, 2006 06:23 PM

        Sorry, that's out of our price range. But thanks for your help anyway!

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        RGR Dec 11, 2006 08:31 PM

        Does it have to be a restaurant that serves family-style? If not, Uncle Nick's, on 9th Av., b/t 50th & 51st Sts., serves very good Greek food, and the menu would work well for a vegetarian. Actually, now that I think about it, mezzes are always great for sharing. Since it's a big, taverna-style place, no problem accommodating a group your size.

        Choice Kitchen, on 3rd Av., b/t 27th & 28th Sts., is another possibility. The menu is eclectic and includes good options for a vegetarian. The large space has attractive decor and can easily handle a big group.

        http://www.choicekitchennyc.com

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          cervisiam Dec 13, 2006 01:02 PM

          uncle nick's has a large alcove in the back that could fit your group

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          vuvy Dec 12, 2006 02:32 AM

          How about Otto - Mario Batali's pizza place. They have some wonderful plates that are great for sharing and they have group dining menus that are prix fix so you know beforehand what you're spending (as opposed to getting a check that no one can 'check' which is always the case with a large group).

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