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HELP! I"ve been asked to find restaurant recommendations for several days of meetings in Manhattan!

pobo Oct 26, 2009 03:43 PM

It is a group of around 12 women, restaurants should be moderately priced but be a good experience for these mostly out-of-towners. For example, in previous years, we've enjoyed Devi for dinner. Prix fix restaurants are the best, as it makes ordering, etc., easier.

Thursday night, up to 12 people, in mid-town (near GCT)
Friday night, UPE, following a reception/tour at the Frick Museum
Saturday lunch - near the High Line

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    kathryn RE: pobo Oct 26, 2009 03:46 PM

    Define moderately priced? $40pp? $60pp? $75pp? Including tax, tips, drinks/wine?

    Are there any particular cuisines in or out? Any vegetarians in the group?

    12 is a fairly large group, so some restaurants may actually impose a prix fixe whether you want it or not.

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    1. re: kathryn
      Jane A. RE: kathryn Oct 27, 2009 11:09 AM

      For a group that large they will also impose either an 18% or 20% mandatory tip automatically added to the bill.

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        pobo RE: kathryn Oct 27, 2009 06:45 PM

        I think of moderately priced as around $40 - 50/pp including tip. Most cusines are fine, although I wouldn't suggest sushi. As I said, Devi was a great choice a few years ago - wonderful Indian food. We also went to Vivolo and loved it, but it was a little too expensive. The following year we went to Sel et Poivre, the price was right, the food not great.
        Here are some of my thoughts:
        near GC: Ali Baba
        UES: B. Smith, Candle 79, Uva,
        Near High Line: I have no idea!
        Thanks for all your help

      2. smokeandapancake RE: pobo Oct 27, 2009 08:27 AM

        Near GC-Ammos, Le Fonda del Sol
        Upper East - B Cafe

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          LloydG RE: pobo Oct 30, 2009 08:52 AM

          Spice Market is right by the southern end of the High Line. I like going there for lunch, when its a bit quieter, and I really like the food. It would definitely fit within your budget.

          Spice Market Restaurant
          403 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014

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