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Sunday dinner for 7 people in Soho, the Village, or Chelsea: need recs

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My husband and I will be in Manhattan this weekend and treating our daughter and her boyfriend plus 3 cousins to dinner Sunday. My husband and I are staying in Soho (Hampton Inn) but the others are in UWS and Brooklyn. I'm looking for a restaurant within reasonable walking distance or short subway or taxi ride from the hotel (am I right in thinking that means Soho, the Village, or Chelsea?), although I'd be willing to travel farther for a good place. It's important that we go someplace that takes reservations, because we don't want to wait for a long time. It also has to take credit cards.

Alhough my husband and I are treating, we don't want to spend a fortune--would be nice to keep under $30/person (not including drinks and tip). We all enjoy cuisines of various regions and also like places that emphasize seasonal ingredients. My daughter and one cousin prefer vegetarian food, but they will eat meat or fish at times. We don't like pretentious food or service. We do like a nice (not fancy) setting that's not too noisy to have a conversation. Some places that we've liked (with most of the same group) on other trips to the city are Cookshop (though that was noisier and more expensive than I wanted), Josie's Restaurant West, and Chennai Garden. My husband and I have also enjoyed Alouette and Cosette and would like recs for similar places closer to the hotel.

I saw that Zengo's is participating in Restaurant Week for Sunday dinner and it sounds like the kind of thing all might like--would you recommend it for us given the criteria above?

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Chennai Garden
129 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

Alouette
2588 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Zengo
622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

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  1. I would highly reccomend Kittichai. They have a fixed menu for $35 a person and the food is fantastic, as is the atmosphere. You will love it, and it is in Soho.

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    Kittichai
    60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: savory1

      Kittichai does look great and we like Thai, but I noticed that all the review quotes and awards mentioned on the website are from 2004-5. Have you eaten there recently? Also, do you know if casual dress is OK there?

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      Kittichai
      60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

    2. Da Andrea will fit your budget, and they take reservations for a party of 6 or more.

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      Da Andrea
      35 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

      1. You may want to look in to:
        Peasant
        Bellavitae
        L'Artusi
        Chinatown Brasserie
        Otto
        Jane
        The New French
        Corsino

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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        Chinatown Brasserie
        380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

        Bellavitae
        24 Minetta Lane, New York, NY 10012

        The New French
        522 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

        L'Artusi
        228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

        Corsino
        637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014