Restaurant Reservation with Cheap and Good Food for 15-25 People?
Any suggestions for a good restaurant that takes reservations for 15-25 people and has good and inexpensive food? A place with a function room would be desired, but a few large tables on the corner of a place would also work, as long as this is comfortable seating. I am looking preferably somewhere in the Union Square or Greenwich Village, and Chelsea areas... though willing to go a little bit uptown as well.
This is also my first time to be attempting to reserve something more than just a group of friends for dinner. Is there anything I can do to make my life easier?
Large groups are difficult but definately not impossible in NYC. Look for places with family style food, they'll be more used to big groups and it'll be cheaper for everyone.
If you're willing to travel, Trattoria Sambuca on W 72nd St is wonderful for large groups. Or call Maggie's Place in midtown, they're a bar/restaurant with good irish food...they may be able to reserve the upstairs area for you. Carmine's would be ok, if you call them ahead of time, though im' not terrribly crazy about the food.
I have been to big group dinners in the Village and Chelsea before, and they are NEVER cheap. Turkish Cusine was great for a big group, but can't remember what we paid, they're at 9th ave and 41st-ish.