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15-20 folks for dinner, drinks

dkiewra Apr 20, 2009 10:02 AM

A group of us are getting together pre-30 High School yr reunion and are looking for suggestions for a moderately- priced good value restaturant for food / drink. It is for Friday April 24.

Perhaps continental or italian food, midtown location. Chelsea OK


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  1. LeahBaila RE: dkiewra Apr 20, 2009 10:04 AM

    Pls advise what you mean by "moderately priced." Thanks.


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      kathryn RE: LeahBaila Apr 20, 2009 10:06 AM

      And note that big group + Manhattan often means inflated prices, prix fixes, extra fees, and/or automatic 20% gratuity included.

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      dkiewra RE: dkiewra Apr 21, 2009 03:24 AM

      Moderate - perhaps around $25-$35/person + drinks?

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        CMG920 RE: dkiewra Apr 21, 2009 05:57 AM

        Becco in the Theater district. They have a $25 dollar deal for pasta and all their wine is $25 a bottle

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          dkiewra RE: CMG920 Apr 21, 2009 01:54 PM

          Thanks much!
          Friends have also suggested:
          Villa Mosconi
          Il Bastardo

          Any feedback?

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            Jane A. RE: dkiewra Apr 21, 2009 02:16 PM

            I suspect that Felidia is way too expensive. You might look at taking over the back (or upstairs) at Luna Piena (53rd bet 2nd & 3rd). The back used to be an open patio, but now they've enclosed it and it's very nice - I think it would be great for a party.
            If you worked with them on the basis of 2 or 3 selections for firsts, main, and maybe even a dessert - you could probably stay inside your price range for food, but then add tax, tip, and drinks.

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        sam920 RE: dkiewra Apr 21, 2009 02:23 PM

        I was just at L'Artusi last week and they have a lovely semi-private room upstairs that would be perfect for a group your size. The food won't blow you away, but it's very good and quite reasonably priced.

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