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Dec 20, 2010 06:37 AM

Interesting Options for Group Dining?

I am looking for ideas on creative prix fixe group dining. For example, at momfuku ssam bar, you can order the bo ssam prix fixe in advance for a group (basically a 6-course meal, including a whole pork butt). My group has already done this - but I am looking for an interesting alternative where you can order a specialty in advance and are able to share as a group. Ideas?

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  1. Don't forget the Beef 7 Ways at Ma Peche

    Or the fried chicken dinner at Momofuku Noodle Bar

    Alta has The Whole Shebang. Everything on the menu for $420. I don't think they have a minimum group size.

    The Breslin offers a suckling pig dinner or a whole lamb dinner at the "chef's table" for a group. It's the only time they take reservations. 8 people minimum, though.

    Resto similarly offers a large format feast for a group. They recommend at least 8 people. Not sure if there's a minimum.

    Daisy May's Big Pig Gig is also an option: half pig, whole pig, whole pork butt, or rack of lamb. I went recently, though, and service sucked. It took forever to get drinks (just beer and bottled beer) and even just tap water for the table. It's only $35 per person and I would have gladly paid more if the freaking server had actually paid attention to our requests for water.

    Back Forty does a number of different "Feasts" for large groups: crab, burgers, suckling pig, vegetarian, or a tasting menu. The burger one seems pretty reasonable. $35 for a three course meal.

    DBGB also offers a suckling pig dinner

    According to AMNY these restaurants also offer a whole suckling pig dinner:
    Wildwood BBQ
    Hurricane Club
    Mooncake Foods
    Bar Basque

    111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Back Forty
    190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

    The Breslin
    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

    Hurricane Club
    360 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010

    Bar Basque
    839 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    5 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Great list. Fyi, the whole shebang at Alta is $420, not $240.

        1. re: kathryn

          Wow! Thank you so much. I will look into all of these!

      1. re: kathryn

        DBGB's suckling pig looked pretty awesome the last time I was there. It seemed on the small side but a pig but i think it feed 6-8

        299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: kathryn

          I very rarely attach *BEST* to anything food or restaurant specifi.....but I'll have to make an exception here and say, The Best Roast Pig or Suckling Pig in Manhattan is in Chinatown.

          Also, consider a Chinese Banquet menu.

        2. Agree on what has been said about Alta. Went there last night for The Whole Shebang. Everyone loved everything, great environement, great service, great food.

          Will go back.

          Best regards, tony

          64 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011