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Birthday dinner for large group. Tasty but not prix fixe.

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joeyz Mar 16, 2011 10:03 AM

Hey all,
I am planning a 30th birthday party for midweek later this month. There will be 10-13 guests total. My first choice was Prune but we would have to commit to a $65 per person prix fixe for a large party like that. The menu looked great but I don't want to break the bank for everyone. The people coming have a variety of income levels and I want to go to a place where the food will be great but that won't require that kind of financial commitment from everyone. Ideally I want to avoid prix fixe completely. I'm open to all kinds of food. Any suggestions? :)

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    fm1963 Mar 16, 2011 10:14 AM

    I've hosted birthday get-togethers for 12-14 people at DBGB, Craftbar and Tocqueville (lunch) with no menu restrictions.

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    Tocqueville
    1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Craftbar
    900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

    DBGB
    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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      joeyz Mar 22, 2011 04:58 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion. Those places look a little pricey for my group. Anything else, everyone? I'm pretty open here. :)

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        small h Mar 22, 2011 05:12 PM

        I planned a similar event at Cacio e Vino a few years back. The food is pleasing and not run-of-the-mill, and there's something for everyone (provided no one hates Italian). You can order a bunch of appetizers and salads for the table, people can split pizzas, etc. I think we got out of there at <$50/pp, with a fair amount of (cheap) wine.

        http://www.cacioevino.com/home

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        Cacio e Vino
        80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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        yebo Mar 22, 2011 05:21 PM

        Otto

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        Otto
        1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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