nyc dinner spot for a special reunion of girlfriends
any ideas/suggestions for a fun dinner spot that won't break everyone's budget for a group of 7 girlfriends reuniting after not seeing each other for 5 years? i am the only one who lives here so i want to make the res and hopefully please everyone. good wine list, good food, fun atmosphere but does not have to be the "hippest" place around.
let me know if anything comes to mind...
hi jeremy! thanks for the reply and the advice; i am a little new to this site.
i think the budget would be about $50 per person including drinks and the only restrictions are that a couple of them are vegetarians so i'd like to make sure that they have some options. here are my ideas so far if anyone has any opinion on them:
*the red cat in chelsea
*the stanton social
*lupa or otto
*tabla bread bar
it's hard to please a big groups and i know you can't please everyone but i am still gonna' try!
I think Tabla Bread bar would a be a blast. I actually put together a similar event (about the same size but not all girls) and had a great meal at Tabla Bread Bar. I've read mixed things about it on this board but I always have a blast there. Especially with their amazing cocktail list. It's also very veg-friendly which helps.
Lupa would be great too but I think you have to get the tasting menu for a group that size. I haven't been in a while but I'm almost certain that's the policy. That would push you above your $50 mark and it's also way too much food.
Please let us know what you decide and have fun!
I recently had a "girls night" at a Thai restaurant in SoHo called Khin Khao. There were plenty of vegetarian options. You can also share the food family style (the portions are big) - so that everyone can try new things. One of the highlights was the delicious cocktails. We had a great meal and it didn't break the bank. Plus - it's a cool area that you can hang out in afterwards.
I love Mesa Grill. It's got such a fab atmosphere - totally casual, but great place. Amazing food. Balcony, bar and dining room seating. Not too loud, but enough so you can have some fun.