Last minute 10-12 people tonight
Anywhere in Manhattan (pref south of Midtown) for a last minute dinner with a lot of people. They're shooting for around 7-8 pm so slightly before the big dinner rush.
Anywhere where they would take reservations, or somewhere where they could just show up? I thought of maybe Gaetana's. and maybe maybe maybe en japanese brasserie?
$: cheap to mid-range (in the $20s for entrees?).
Let me know if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.
Check opentable.com - I can't think of anywhere you can show up with that many people and get seated - even on a holiday weekend. You should be able to get in somewhere though since so many people will be leaving town. I tried it for Chelsea, and found Intermezzo (about which I know nothing) so I suspect that searching neighborhood by neighborhood you'll come up with a few possibilities.