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Mar 24, 2008 07:47 AM

Barbecue Restaurant for a Party

Of the great barbecue joints in Manhattan, which would you recommend for a party for about 40 people. I am holding it for my parents 30th wedding anniversary, but would like to keep everything fun and casual.


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  1. Daisy Mays is a hands down choice. Fun and casual and very good 'cue.

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    1. re: NYPORK

      While I love Daisy May's, it is normally a cafeteria-style operation, i.e., no table service and no reservations. I'm not even sure the space can comfortably accommodate 40 people. Also, there isn't much in the way of ambiance -- if you care about such things. In any case, it can't hurt to call and see if they do on premises private parties.

      1. re: RGR

        They have great plans for BBQ parties and I'm sure they can accomodate 40 people in the back room. I was just suprised with a party ythere and they busted out the checkered table cloth. It was fun and casual-and I gained 5 pounds

    2. Hill Country -- you might be able to reserve the downstairs. Fun place, good bbq

        1. I think Hill Country and Blue Smoke will fit with your criteria. But judging that it is for 40 people and for a special occasion, Blue Smoke may slightly edge out as they have a better decor and they provide more food options like the burgers and devil eggs etc, and delicious desserts. I think more selections is good for fitting everyone's palate when it comes to large group.

          They also have live jazz sometime so that's an additional bonus.

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