Please! More suggestions for large party?
Throwing a party for 40-60 in late fall - everyone I've tried either refuses to return my calls (both in NY and NJ), even AFTER we've spoken and agreed we'd talk the following day, etc!) and those I have spoken with can either not accomodate on the night I want or do not have the room or charge $100 a head etc. etc.
So, if anyone has any additonal thoughts - I'd like a Saturday night (I know, I know...) - American food (steaks, burgers, etc.) - under $80 per head preferably - can be anywhere in the city - I'm running out of ideas! Thanks!
Blue Smoke is the Danny Meyer restaurant that does straight out American food -- bbq, burgers, etc. -- and is the most casual. Tabla and the Bread Bar serve Indian fusion. EMP, The Modern, and Gramercy Tavern serve food that is quite different, i.e., more creative, than Union Square Cafe. They are also considerably more upscale.
Tir Na Nog is a popular Irish pub which would have the kind of food you are looking for. They do private parties.