Special Occasion Dinner for 10
My colleagues and I are trying to find a place to have our holiday dinner. We like to eat, drink and have fun. Often in the past we hit up a nice steak restaurant but we now have a vegetarian in our group. We are willing to spend money. As much as we like to eat, anything too exotic might scare a few of the guys. Last year I had so many places to choose from but this year I can't think of anything new and exciting. Indochine was one thought. Any suggestions?
Off the top of my head, any good, upscale Italian is usually a safe bet for company dinners--there are usually enough vegetarian choices in the apps & pastas to satisfy the vegetarians, but it's still nonthreatening enough for the less adventurous diners. Plus, plenty of wine always helps.
we are flexible on location. we'll go anywhere as long as it is in the city. i know italian is easy, it's what we usually do when we go out. looking for something not italian unless it is italian you can't pass up, more options then pasta. there will be lots of wine and cockatails at this dinner no matter where we go.
Since you say you are "willing to spend money," you could rent the private dining room at Per Se, which seats up to 10. The $2800 cost includes a 9-course tasting dinner (the vegetarian would be accommodated with a different appropriate menu), non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuity.
Daniel is good for both carnivores and a vegetarian since there is a dedicated vegetarian menu.
Gramercy Tavern has two tasting menus, one of which is all vegetables. You could check with the restaurant to make sure it would be suitable for a vegetarian.