Reservation for 25-30 in Park Slope
Hi. I've been trying to think of places in the Slope that can handle a big group for dinner on a Friday night. I was all set to go to Scottadito (conveniently close to parking garages for those driving), but was informed that for parties that size they only do family-style banquet menus, which I would like to avoid for price and variety reasons.
We'd like to keep the meal relatively inexpensive. I'd say a place like Blue Ribbon would be the absolute top of our price range. Japanese may be too adventurous for some out-of-town eaters.
So what's out there that's big enough the handle our dinner? Blue Ribbon? Two Boots?
Why would you go to Two Boots for a la carte rather than have family style @ Scottaditto?
I had my rehearsal dinner @ Scottaditto in the back room with about 20-30 people and had a very good time with a nice range of family-style portioned food.
In Windsor Terrace, Fez Cafe (continental/Moroccan) can handle large groups in their backyard tent.
Try Palo Santo, we've talked to them about a similar sized group and they were very accomodating. Plus I really like the restaurant
greenermjr: It boils down to cost and variety. I wanted to do Scottadito because their pasta and entrees range from $8-$24. I'm going to have foodies, meat & potatoes people, and vegetarians attending, so the variety we'd get from ordering off of the menu would have been nice. Scottadito's family-style prices go from $49-$75. The middle-tiered menu is $59, which with tax and tip would be $75pp before wine. That's two to three times what I usually spend for food at Scottadito and too expensive for my crowd.
What about 12th Street Bar and Grill? They may be able to accommodate you. The prices are lower than Blue Ribbon and the food is a million times better than Two Boots without being "fancy."
Bogota on 5th Ave has a nice covered garden, festive atmosphere and very reasonable Colombian/pan-Latin food. But I warn you that few restaurants will do a la carte ordering for a group of 30 people because it's just too hard for them to get everyone's food out at once without any advance planning. You should consider.