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Any ideas for a dinner for 12 guys, casual dinner for business in the FlatIron, Gramercy,union Square area?

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loking for a fun, casual atmoshphere that's not too pricey. Trying to steer away from Dos Caminos and the BBQ places around there.
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  1. Angelo and Maxies - casual steakhouse. Good drinks and eye candy. Could also go to the A&M Grill around the corner.
    Dukes - very casual pub grub

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    Angelo & Maxie's
    233 Park Ave S., New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: princeofpork

      Duke's is a bar. And sorta fratty. Don't take a business dinner there.

    2. Two excellent Italian options: Maialino and SD26.

      Maialino photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      SD26 photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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      Maialino
      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

      SD26
      19 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: RGR

        I know this is completely subjective but I would not consider Maialino "not too pricey" maybe the OP can give us a better idea as to his cost threshold. Once he said Dos Caminos and BBQ I capped each person at $25 without tax and tip and booze.

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        Maialino
        2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

        1. re: RGR

          I actually would not consider SD26 to be "fun", "casual" or "not too pricey".

          It was full of well-heeled older customers who seemed to be from the old San Domenico crowd, and business people.

          The dining room feels glamorous, and is lovely but not exactly fun. But again, that's subjective too.

          Aldea might be a better option. Feels younger and hipper and prices are more gentle.

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          SD26
          19 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

          1. re: chow_gal

            "It was full of well-heeled older customers who seemed to be from the old San Domenico crowd, and business people.

            We've been to SD26 twice and neither time was the dining room filled with the kind of people you describe. Maybe a few, but it was mostly folks in their 30's and 40's. And this last time, the front bar room was teeming with a young crowd.

            Despite the fact that that tables in the dining room are covered with white linen (which I happen to find appealing), it's still a casual place. And, imo, prices fall in the moderate to upper moderate range.

        2. ABC Kitchen
          'inoteca
          Almond
          Maialino (as per RGR)

          www.thelunchbelle.com

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          'inoteca
          323 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

          Maialino
          2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

          ABC Kitchen
          35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: LeahBaila

            Although I like 'inoteca Gramercy, we only go there for lunch or very late supper midweek when it's fairly empty because when it's full, the noise level is insanely high.

          2. Wolfgang's is great if you like steak. Cool interior. Service and food similar to Peter Lugers.

            Chinese Mirch is also great if you guys like indian-chinese fusion.

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            Chinese Mirch
            1830 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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            1. re: bhb1978

              Wolfgang's does have a cool space and great steak, but the noise volume is deafening. They have the worst acoustics in town.

              www.thelunchbelle.com

              1. re: LeahBaila

                The interior of Wolfgang's, which includes that fabulous Gustavino ceiling, is landmarked, which means the owners cannot make any changes to the walls or ceiling. I think the noise level becomes a problem when both the bar area and the dining room are very busy. We were there on a Sunday evening. While the dining room was pretty full, there wasn't a soul in the bar area, and the noise level was quite reasonable.

            2. Large format feast at Resto?
              http://www.restonyc.com/largeformatfe...
              http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/2010/01...

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              Resto
              111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

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              1. re: kathryn

                Great idea about Resto. I've sat at the front table with a large group of people. Great specials menu. All the food on the standing menu is wonderful too. The charcuterie platter is a must.

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                Resto
                111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016