Post-graduation Lunch around 12th and 5th?
Good post-graduation lunch place around 12th and 5th? We will probably have 12-15 people and would love somewhere with outside seating. Need walking distance, doesn't have to be cheap, but moderate would be appreciated. TIA!
If you absolutely need somewhere with an outdoor area, you might try calling either Home (http://www.homerestaurantnyc.com - Cornelia St. a half-block west of 6th Ave) or Quartino (Bleecker at Elizabeth). Both have _small_ gardens, but you might be able to talk them into reserving the entire garden for your party. Food at both is reliable, and Quartino can be lovely in the spring with more things in season locally. Oh, also, Quartino is cash only.
Presuming the graduation is mid-week, Gotham Bar & Grill serves lunch Mon.-Fri., and is located right there, on 12th, b/t 5th & University. In addition to the a la carte menu, they have a 3-course prix-fixe for $25. No outdoor seating, but the interior is very attractive, and they can easily accommodate a party of 12-15 people.