Wine/Small Plates for group near Met??
I seem to be put in charge of these things. We're doing an organized scavenger hunt late afternoon/early evening at the Met for a friend's 40th. She does not want a sit down dinner, but more of a place to drink some wine and nibble if you want. There will be 12-15 of us.
Do you mean the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
If so, Pudding Stones is a good choice, on 3rd Avenue between 82nd & 83rd.
(The main entrance of the Metropolitan is at 82nd Street.)
Or do you mean the Metropolitan opera?
If so, think about the bar at Bar Boulud which is very close by.
Shun Lee West has a bar area that has a little room right opposite it where just about 15 people would fit fine. They have appetizers a-plenty.