Graduation Dinner near Wash. Sq. Park
I am looking for a fun restaurant for 8-12 people to eat and drink and celebrate my graduation. The only requirements are that it can accommodate our group comfortably, has delicious food and drinks, and is in walking distance of Washington Square Park (we can walk pretty far if its worth it). Thanks Everybody!
Hi there, Congrats. You can try Otto or Chinatown Brasserie. Village is also not far from Washington Square Park.
I'd try Otto with a big group, or Jane, on Houston Street. Noise could be an issue in either restaurant, but I think both are crowd pleasers. You might also want to think about Salt on MacDougal Street, just south of Houston-- they have a large communal table that could seat your party, and the food is terrific.
100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012
58 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012
Obviously there are people who like Otto, but I found the pizza bland and the menu boring. I don't know what your price range is, but my recommendation would be Cru. While their recently reduced prices are still by no means cheap, the food is fabulous and a good value, and it's a comfortable space for a large group.
I totally agree on both points. Thumbs down to Otto.
And Cru is a short walk and a very good choice if it's in your range, and where you will not have trouble getting a table because business seems somewhat off there. (if somebody in your group is "into" wine, they will be blown away by Cru. If not, that's OK, they have wine for anybody) I had not realized they'd dropped prices.
Blue Hill is another fabulous choice, but you probably will have trouble with a large group. Maybe in their garden room?
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
24 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011