HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
What have you made lately?
TELL US

Looking for casual, cozy, rustic spot - 10 people

s
sannbuzz Mar 30, 2011 06:43 AM

My 50th birthday - 10-12 people.

Looking for comfortable spot with excellent food and service. French, Asian, etc. Along the line of Market or Il Buco. Nothing pretentious or formal - but special enough for my birthday!

Ideas? Thanks!

-----
Il Buco
47 Bond St., New York, NY 10012

  1. k
    kathryn Mar 30, 2011 03:13 PM

    By Market, do you mean Market Table?

    I'd give Peasant or 'inoteca a look.

    -----
    Market Table
    54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

    'inoteca
    98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    Peasant
    194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

    1 Reply
    1. re: kathryn
      s
      Simon Mar 30, 2011 07:11 PM

      Peasant is what came to mind for me too...Cacio e Vino could be ok too if want slightly less cost...and i was in the bar at Macelleria this evening, and while we only had drinks, the food on other tables looked very yummy :)

      -----
      Macelleria
      48 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

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

    2. princeofpork Mar 30, 2011 07:36 PM

      Do the full format feast at Resto. Little different Il Buco but certainly cozy and tasty

      -----
      Resto
      111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

      Il Buco
      47 Bond St., New York, NY 10012

      1. g
        gutsofsteel Mar 31, 2011 04:45 AM

        See if you can reserve the downstairs room at 'inoteca.

        -----
        'inoteca
        98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

        1. sgordon Mar 31, 2011 07:52 AM

          Peasant was the first place that popped into my head as well - the word "rustic" tends to trigger it. Great food, warm wibe.

          Other places coming to mind - keeping in mind that these offer varying degrees of "rustic" - for some it's the setting, for others the food... and of course, rustic French is different than rustic Italian is different than rustic American, etc etc etc:

          Marc Forgione
          Spotted Pig (they'll do rezzies for groups of 7+)
          The Breslin (suckling pig or whole lamb dinners only)
          Hearth
          Mas (Farmhouse)
          Craft / Craftbar
          Cookshop / Hundred Acres / Five Points
          10 Downing

          -----
          Spotted Pig
          314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

          Hearth
          403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

          Cookshop
          156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

          Five Points
          31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

          Craftbar
          900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

          Craft
          43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

          Peasant
          194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

          Mas (Farmhouse)
          39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014

          Hundred Acres
          38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

          Marc Forgione
          134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

          10 Downing
          10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

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

          2 Replies
          1. re: sgordon
            k
            kathryn Mar 31, 2011 12:15 PM

            Do you happen to know more about Spotted Pig's policy for larger groups? Prix fixe? Room fee?

            -----
            Spotted Pig
            314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

            1. re: kathryn
              sgordon Mar 31, 2011 01:04 PM

              I've never done it, personally, but I assume it's probably the standard gratuity-included kind of deal. It might be private-room-only for groups, though, not sure.

          2. e
            Elizabeth E. Mar 31, 2011 08:53 AM

            Another possibility is Asellina in the Gansevoort Park Avenue. I was with a group of 12 there a couple of weeks ago. We had one of the big long tables on the lower level, and the meal was family style. It was great fun passing around the platters and having tastes of all sorts of dishes. I wasn't the organizer, so can't speak to the price or how much notice was required for a group dinner like this.

            -----
            Asellina
            420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016

            1. v
              veralouise Mar 31, 2011 01:31 PM

              Don't forget about Crispo http://www.crisporestaurant.com/

              Great food - great atmosphere.

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

              Show Hidden Posts