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Sep 28, 2007 03:03 PM

Chinatown Restaurant for a 20 Person Group?

I'm having a birthday party and I'm looking for a good Chinatown place that can handle a large group. A place that has a semi-private room would be perfect.

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  1. Please, people, I'm desperate for suggestions! The places I like to go to in Chinatown such as New Green Bo, the Dumpling House on Eldridge St, Nyonya, and Nha Trang are just not appropriate for a large group. I was thinking of something a bit more upscale in terms of prices too.

    1. I believe Congee Village has private rooms for big party. Chatham Square Restaurant (on Chatham Sq. 6, not 9 which is a hole in the wall place) also does a lot of large banquets for celebrations. They have a basement and you may be able to use that as "private room" if the night you want to go is not too busy.

      1. I was going to suggest Congee Bowery (207 Bowery)

        1. Although its the same owners, congee village is better than congee bowery.

          4 Replies
          1. re: DarthEater

            I disagree. Or at least, I haven't found any difference despite going to both in the same weekend. Plus Congee Bowery has the advantage of being a) slightly classier and b) more quiet.

            1. re: piccola

              I disagree as well. One didn't need sensitive tastebuds to taste that the dishes we typically order on Allen st is different in taste at Bowery.

              1. re: DarthEater

                I personally prefer Congee Bowery.

                1. re: KittyK

                  Thats great. To each their own. Allen st. location is already too busy, I just wish the crowds would move to Bowery.

          2. New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe is great with a group of this size. You don't get a private room, but they have enough space and great set banquet menus.