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owl49 Sep 15, 2010 06:55 PM

I need to make reservations for several dinners for 25-30 people within walking distance of Columbia University (say, 105th to 125th). Any good places that can hold such a group? I saw a bunch of recommendations for restaurants in Morningside Heights, but I don't know the area well enough to know whether these restaurants can take that many people. Cost should be something like $15-$40 per person all inclusive.

Thanks!!

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    mow mow Sep 15, 2010 08:57 PM

    campo (italian) may be able to do it. vareli has better food and may be able to do it too. call them up to check.

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      wasny Sep 15, 2010 09:10 PM

      You could try Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, if you want that sort of food. They might take a big group like yours. The restaurant's really only a couple of blocks north of 125th.

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      Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
      777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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        maneki neko Sep 16, 2010 05:16 AM

        Check out Pisticci on 123rd and Broadway. It's one of the hidden gems of the neighborhood: www.pisticcinyc.com

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        Pisticci
        125 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

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          uwsister Sep 16, 2010 10:13 AM

          Yes, Pisticci is very good. Campo, on the other hand, is terrible.

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          fm1963 Sep 16, 2010 07:27 AM

          Is Dinosaur BBQ better than Brother Jimmy's? I was underwhelmed by the latter, but will look into Dinosaur if it's better. Thx.

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          Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
          777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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          owl49 Sep 16, 2010 07:11 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions!! I'll call these places and update. Since I have to do this every month or so, it's useful to have a lot of options...

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            sjjn Sep 16, 2010 01:37 PM

            Maybe Symposium? GReek place on 112th i think...

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              owl49 Oct 5, 2010 12:25 PM

              Pisticci turned out to be too expensive (for parties of over 15, their cheapest prix fixe is $35pp + tax + tip) so we went to Sezz Medi. Turned out quite well. I was amazed that they managed to bring out entrees for 26 people all at the same time, within about 30-40 minutes of ordering off of the regular menu.

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              Pisticci
              125 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

              Sezz Medi
              1260 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

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                metfan630 Oct 5, 2010 04:11 PM

                just seeing this thread now . Glad you enjoyed Sezz Medi! lived above that place 2 years ago, I enjoy the pizza and pastas.

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                Sezz Medi
                1260 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

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                Seth Oct 5, 2010 12:41 PM

                Columbia University Faculty House. http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/view...

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