Looking for casual, cozy, rustic spot - 10 people
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!
47 Bond St., New York, NY 10012
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.
420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016
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:
Spotted Pig (they'll do rezzies for groups of 7+)
The Breslin (suckling pig or whole lamb dinners only)
Craft / Craftbar
Cookshop / Hundred Acres / Five Points
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009
156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003
194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014
38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012
134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013
10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
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 :)
48 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Cacio e Vino
80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003