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Private Party - VERY limited budget

Obviously this probably limits me to lunch or brunch, but does anyone have a suggestion for a not to expensive place for about 12-15 people. It is for my wife's 30th birthday.

The specifics: Lunch or brunch anywhere in Manhattan looking to spend no more than $40-$50 per person to include meal, tax, tip and alcohol. Private room a plus but not necessary if restaurant is not too loud.

Thanks!

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    1. You could do dinner at China1 in the east village and get away with $40-$50 a head...I was there with a party of 14 for a 27th bday...they had the perfect table (everyone could talk evethough it was square-ish), great music, accomadating service, and we got a ton of alcohol and food for $51 per person

      1. You may want to try Jane (on Houston Street) for a brunch. It is an upbeat and nice atmosphere, and the servers are great. They have a big (and delicious!) brunch menu for about $15 a dish, which includes a bloody mary/mimosa/screwdriver. A great choice for a birthday brunch! Below is the menu:

        http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

        1. Fleur de Sel serves superb French cuisine in a space with lovely ambiance. They have a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $25 that is available every day (incl. Sat. & Sun.). To keep within your stated budget, you will probably have to be very careful with your wine options. But certainly worth checking out.

          http://www.fleurdeselnyc.com

          Devi, the upscale Indian restaurant, has some of the best Indian cuisine around. Lunch Mon.-Sat. is a 3-course prix-fixe for $24.07. There are many choices, and the dishes are taken directly from the regular dinner menu. It's a big space on two levels with unique, elegant decor.

          http://www.devinyc.com

          Cibo, on the corner of 2nd Av. & 41st St., serves very good Tuscan/New American cuisine.
          Their prix-fixe menus, including the one for dinner, can fit your budget. Very nice atmospherics. There are two dining rooms + a separate bar room. They do private functions, but I don't know what kind of seating arrangements they would make with 12-15 people.

          http://cibonyc.com

          Turkish Kitchen has a 4-course lunch prix-fixe for $13.95 weekdays, and a Sunday brunch buffet for $21.95. The food is excellent, and the decor is very attractive. The space is on two levels, and I'm guessing they would put a large group such as your upstairs.

          http://www.turkishkitchenny.com

          1. I just was at a brunch for 12 at The Essex at 120 Essex this past weekend. They put us upstairs in the back. Really nice bright space, some offbeat choices for brunch food, and 3 bloody marys or mimosas, all for $15 - $20.