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Feb 7, 2011 11:40 AM

HELP!!!! need a restaurant reco for a large group!

I need some reccomendations for a big group (8-10 people) for next Saturday night. Needs to be FUN, not stuffy, but also have a lot of foodies attending so the food needs to be good too. Preferably downtown, but I'm not opposed to any area. THANKS so much! :)

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  1. Start calling ASAP since you want it on relatively short notice.

    Large format feasts if you are all meat eaters:

    Also try:
    The Smith
    'inoteca (LES one
    Blue Ribbon Bakery
    Perbacco (a family member went a little while back with a large group)
    Hecho en Dumbo (larger parties are encouraged to call ahead, not sure exactly what that means as they typically don't take reservations)
    Clinton Street Baking Company
    Tia Pol
    Yerba Buena (EV or Perry St?)
    Hill Country
    Spitzer's Corner

    Hill Country
    30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

    Tia Pol
    205 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Spitzer's Corner
    101 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    Blue Ribbon Bakery
    33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

    98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    234 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009

    179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    Yerba Buena
    23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

    Hecho en Dumbo
    354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    1. Boqueria
      maybe Osteria Morini

      170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

      53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

      Osteria Morini
      218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

      1. La Esquina, you can contact the reservations department and they have a great private section for parties of your size. The food is very good, try the tortilla soup and anything they have that is grilled. Atmosphere is fun, not stuffy, lots of pretty people. A little pricey, if you care about that, but worth it.

        La Esquina
        106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012