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Midtown Birthday Lunch

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My birthday is next week, and I've convinced my a group of my secular/non-Jewish coworkers to come out to a kosher restaurant with me. We'll be celebrating it on Friday around noon, and I am not sure how big the posse will be yet. I work in Midtown East, but anything in the general Midtown area should be doable. Previously, we've tried Cafe Classico and Wolf and Lamb. Both were pretty well-liked by the group, but I don't want to go over the budget of those places. It doesn't have to be fleishigs, but I am a little intimidated by some of the foodies that will joining me for what may not be their first, but not one of many kosher experiences.

Any suggestions?

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  1. I' went to Cafe K (E. 48th St and 5th Ave) with some of my non-Jewish friends and we had a great experience.

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    1. re: Love4Food

      Le Marais seems like a decent compromise.

    2. Clubhouse Cafe, across the street from Le Marais, may be a good choice. It may be small for your group, but you can check.

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      1. re: craigcep

        isn't Clubhouse out of his budget range?

        1. re: tomby

          Depends on whether or not they're ordering drinks. The entrees are generally under $20 (the grilled chicken sandwich, which isn't bad, is $9.50). Obviously it's more with apetizers and desserts and such, or if you're ordering drinks.