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Need Italian or American restaurant recommendation for a group of 20 - 25.

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We are in charge of finding a restaurant for approximately 20 - 25 people for a family reunion dinner on a Saturday in December. Seems like a private room would be best...but some restaurants can section off a part of their space for a group as large as this.

Any recommendations? We are open to any section in Manhattan.

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  1. How much are you willing to spend per person? Do you have a rough budget for food, before gratuity, tip, and wine/drinks?

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    1. re: kathryn

      Ahhh...good question. I'd like to limit it to $100 per person including tax and tip - for food only. Wine/drinks can be extra on top of that.

      1. re: ismith999

        Le Zie, which has a nice private room upstairs that would meet your needs, easily fits your budget and is quite tasty.

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        Le Zie
        172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        1. re: Blumie

          Thank you for the recommendation. This looks like a really cute options...menu looks good and space looks great. We sent them an email for more information.

    2. Carmine's (UWS) can certainly handle 20-25 people, and you won't spend $100/person.

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      Carmine's
      2450 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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      1. re: LouisM

        Thank you for the recommendation. I have been once and wasn't crazy about the food.

      2. Lupa

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        Lupa
        170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: gutsofsteel

          They have a $60 and a $75 group dining option before tax, tip and drinks. Sounds great...and a separate space for up to 30 people. I know i can count on the food at Lupa as well. A few friends have been recently and have really enjoyed it.

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          Lupa
          170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012