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Mar 31, 2011 09:20 AM

looking for lively place for dinner/drinks for 25 people

any ideas for a fun dinner location for a boarding school reunion? Maybe mexican or tapas?, trying to stay under $50 pp for food....drinks per consumption. Have some serious foodies in the group ! Prefer to be "in" restaurant as opposed to in private room - and it's a Friday night in May! Thoughts?

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  1. I just did a dinner party at Sola19- we did the pre-fixed option which was 60 pp, with unlimited wine, beer, and sangria- it was great- it was for 2 hours- they only do two seatings- 730 and 930- but I think they max out at 24 ppl
    if you do the early one, I would suggest having a place for drinks after (like flatiron lounge, which is next door and will take a reservation for a table w/out cost)
    It was a lot of fun, my only complaint would be that we had the 930 reservation and the ppl before us did not leave until almost 10-
    If you have 25 ppl, most places will make you do a pre-fixe menu.

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    1. re: jbone

      - -just what I need..... esp. a prix fixe menu with that many girls! How did you think the food was... and how do they seat that many -- is it 3 round tables of 8... etc...

      1. yes I meant sala 19-
        we had a large rectangle table against the wall, with 13 ppl- we added two ppl, and had a two top on the other side of us- it could def. fit 20 ppl where we were. I am not sure what they would do with 25, but when I called, I was told the max # was 24-

        Sala One Nine
        35 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011