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dinner for 25-30 people by Columbia U?

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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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: wasny

        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

        1. re: maneki neko

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

        2. re: wasny

          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

        3. 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...

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

            1. 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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              1. re: owl49

                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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