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Apr 30, 2008 07:49 AM

In need of small, quiet venue for business dinner

Hello Hounds,

I'm trying to organize a media dinner that will take place in early June (I work for a food PR firm, and we're taking out a client as well as a few food editors). We'll be a party of 12. Given that this account's budget falls on the lower end of the spectrum, we're trying to avoid shelling out for a private room. Can anyone recommend a moderately priced, quiet restaurant with good food that can accomodate our party? Thanks in advance!

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  1. People's idea of what "moderately-priced" means can vary considerably. So, it would be helpful if you would give us your per person budget for food only. Also, do you have any cuisine and location preferences?

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    1. re: RGR

      My apologies - I'm pretty swamped at work today and rushed through my post, forgetting to mention those important specs.

      Location: Ideally, we want to eat in Midtown, as it would be most convenient for all members of our party. We're open to Flatiron, Gramercy, Chelsea and the Village, however.

      Cost per guest: $100-$125 tops (includes wine and gratuity)

      Again, we're seeking a venue with a low noise level.

      1. re: annana

        Try Cibo - 40th & 2nd. Within your budget and usually quiet at dinner - also spacious.

        1. re: Jane A.

          I was just there for a business lunch yesterday, for the first time, and I have to say, if the food is a consideration, I wouldn't go. My gnocchi dish was really marginal, at best.

          What about Pamapano? I've seen some largish groups there.