great food and decent prices for birthday dinner
I would appreciate any recommendations for a restaurant with a really good food (quite flexible with menus, other thant probably grills or other meat intensive places) and cute for a birthday party of 10+ people. ideally, it would need to fit most budgets, but to be fun for those used to having extra budget.
Thank you very much for the ideas!
i love alta too, but i agree i think it can be pricey and portions can be small, although i've never ordered the full menu special...
i would suggest:
- le souk - fun, moroccan in a cave-like atmosphere
- antique garage - mismatched furniture, live music on some nights and the best mediterranean food in the city - ask for the upstairs for your party of 10
- lima's taste - dark, hole-in-the-wall (but not dirty or grungy), family-owned and run. delicious peruvian food, lots of good ceviches and killer paella. amazing sangria
- blue ribbon bakery is always great and falls within your price range. plus they take reservations for large parties. a little glitz, cute waiters, fun atmosphere and food
I don't know how i could have forgotten but down near LES/Chinatown there is this amazing Venetian Italian tapas place called Bacaro. It is to die for the food is so good. For parties of 8 or more you can get one of their private rooms downstairs (which is like some romantic wine cellar) and you get ALL THIS FOOD for like $50 a head -- it's like 4 courses with three dishes PER course. For an additional $15 a head you can get unlimited wine/drinks each hour.
It is delicious, my guests had so much fun and the money is so worth it.
I had my bday dinner there this past August and had the best time!
What type of cuisines? Neighborhood? Is small plates OK? Any dietary restrictions? Vegetarians? Non-red-meaters? Define your budget in terms of tax, tip, any expected beverages, and if people will be expected to chip in for the birthday guy/gal's meal as well, which can drive up the cost.
Your request is too vague overall.