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Dinner for 15 or so Midtown, midpriced

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NSquared Nov 28, 2011 01:37 PM

Hi, a bunch of New Englanders will be in the city for the Arts Presenters Conference in early January. Looking for a place for dinner near midtown on a Sunday night. Around $40 per person. We're all adventurous eaters, ethnic foods are great. Ideally we'd like to be somewhere walkable from the midtown Hilton - 9th Ave. in the 50's would be fine. Koreatown would be OK as well. Middle eastern or Indian food would be lovely...

Thanks!

  1. r
    RGR Nov 28, 2011 03:43 PM

    Is that $40pp for food only? Keep in mind that tax is nearly 9%, and with a group your size, the restaurant will automatically add a 20% tip.

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      n
      NSquared Nov 29, 2011 06:30 AM

      Well I was thinking like $25 for entrees, and then shared appetizers for the table. Booze separate. Didn't really think about the tax and tip, but that's a good point. It's not a set in stone budget, just a guideline...

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        Elizabeth E. Nov 29, 2011 07:16 AM

        I like Pera (Madison at 42nd) for Mediterranean food. Great for sharing small plates. They have a new "boundless BBQ dinner" on weekends which I have been wanting to try -- might be great for your group, if you can get a reservation for that many people. $29 per person, served family-style. Menu is posted here: http://www.peranyc.com/pdf/weekend-di...

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        Pera
        303 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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          n
          NSquared Nov 29, 2011 07:29 AM

          Thanks Elizabeth E. This is totally perfect for us - and we can do it Sunday night! I'll try to get the reservation. Let me know if you ever need suggestions in Vermont.

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          r
          RGR Nov 29, 2011 08:26 AM

          For Indian, I highly recommend Tulsi. Not very near the Hilton (on 46th, just east of 3rd) but worth the distance as the food is superb. You can certainly order apps for the table, and then do individual mains. However, I would suggest you call and speak with Chef/owner Hemant Mathur to see if there is any kind of a special deal for a group your size.

          Tulsi photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157625768378231/

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          Tulsi
          211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

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            n
            NSquared Nov 29, 2011 10:12 AM

            give me those lambchops and an eggplant app and I am a happy girl! Thanks. It's great cause I'll be in the city for 5 or 6 days so I can try some of these even if it's not with the large group.

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              r
              RGR Nov 29, 2011 10:51 AM

              The lamb chops are, indeed, fabulous! They are Hemant's signature dish. Do try the Manchurian cauliflower. Great if you like spicy.

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                n
                NSquared Nov 29, 2011 12:49 PM

                If you are ever in London, make sure to try to lamb chops at the Delhi Grill (Near Upper Street in Islington - Angel Tube). Really quite fantastic.
                http://www.delhigrill.com/

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