HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

Restaurant recommendation for large group/work function

  • 7
  • Share

Hey all...need some help. Have a group of 14, looking for a moderately priced but fun location for a work function. To give you an idea, we were thinking Carmines for it's family style service and menu...but it's booked solid (1/29). Any ideas???

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. How about:

    DBGB
    Blue Smoke
    Lupa
    Osteria Morini
    Kefi
    Craftbar

    -----
    Lupa
    170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

    Kefi
    505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

    DBGB
    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

    Osteria Morini
    218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    3 Replies
    1. re: fm1963

      Where would Lupa seat 14? Maybe Otto would be a better idea. And the more I think about it, the more I like it: You can get lots of antipasti at Otto and share them, family-style, and unlike Carmine's - I hope ollavac will pardon me for saying so - it doesn't suck.

      Another idea would be Crispo, and I do agree with Kefi - I suppose they'd seat that large a group downstairs.

      All of these places could be loud, but then, so is Carmine's.

      -----
      Crispo
      240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

      1. re: Pan

        Lupa can accommodate parties of up to thirty people (click on Group Dining):
        http://www.luparestaurant.com/private...

        Otto is a good suggestion too.

        -----
        Lupa
        170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

        1. re: fm1963

          Lupa must have a separate big room I've never seen.

    2. I'll second Craftbar, and add Essex & The Smith

      Search opentable.com for available places on the night / time in question. Better to get your reservation as early as possible.

      -----
      Craftbar
      900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

      The Smith
      55 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

      Essex
      120 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

      1. Gemma at the Bowery Hotel have a back room that they reserve for large groups. I've been and it's quite good.

        1. Thanks all. Trying to get into Otto through thier group dining contact. I get that Carmines is average stuff, but fit the bill for a large group, family style dining, etc. Let's hope Otto can get us in. Thanks!