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I'm looking for a place to bring 12 after a graduation ceremony at lincoln center in June. My main concerns are comfort for a large party and good food. I'm flexible about cuisine. I'm hoping entrees will max out around 30 dollars...And we can travel a bit if need be. Thanks all!

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  1. Landmarc at Time Warner should do the trick.

    www.thelunchbelle.com

    1. Landmarc, PJ Clarkes, Rosa Mexicano (not the best, but good for a group)

      1. I believe Gabriel's is open for lunch, but I am not certain. Has been around a long time and the food is as good as ever.

        1. Jean-Georges, either the main dining room or Nougatine, which we did for my son's graduation several years ago -- lovely and festive.

          1. I too am having my law school graduation ceremony at linconln center in May and I am also trying to find a lunch spot for 6 people. Landmarc and Jean-Georges are great suggestions but are already booked for lunch. Any more suggestions for a celebratory meal?

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            1. re: pause23

              Bar Boulud is directly across B'way from Lincoln Center. The charcuterie is superb, and the bistro dishes are not too shabby either.

              http://www.danielnyc.com/barboulud.html

              Telepan is a few blocks away. Good food and lovely ambiance.

              http://www.telepan-ny.com

              Compass is also within walking distance. I haven't been back since they switched to a fish/seafood-oriented menu, but reports have been favorable.

              http://www.compassrestaurant.com

              1. re: RGR

                Thanks RGR, but I managed to get a table at Jean-Georges - later than I wanted but will be happy to wait if the weather's nice. I'm looking forward to it!

                1. re: pause23

                  Glad to hear that, pause23. Jean Georges is definitely worth the wait!

                  Congratulations on your law school graduation! :-)