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French restaurant for 25 high school kids

kim2310 Jan 10, 2012 06:35 AM

Returning to NYC for the Model UN Conference in early March. This year our country is France. We're staying at the Hilton on 53rd and 6th. Friday night we'd like to find a French restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. Remember - these are high school kids who can spend about $25 for a dinner. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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  1. Cheeryvisage RE: kim2310 Jan 10, 2012 06:44 AM

    Maybe Marseille.

    630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

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      peter j RE: kim2310 Jan 10, 2012 06:52 AM

      La Bonne Soupe

      La Bonne Soupe
      48 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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        sadie RE: peter j Jan 10, 2012 08:33 AM

        Seconded: couldn't be closer (55th between 5th and 6th), affordable, and they've got that back room.

      2. Monica RE: kim2310 Jan 10, 2012 08:20 AM

        This reminds me of the time when i was dining with a friend at a sort of casual restaurant.
        A large group of teenagers walked with a few guardians. They were not being excessively loud or obnoxious but I remember a few customers complaining about the noise and commotion they were creating..so if you do visit these restaurants, please expect that.

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          teezeetoo RE: Monica Jan 10, 2012 10:56 AM

          You might try reserving for the whole group at Tout va Bien - classic French, about a 5 block walk (51st and 9th as I recall).

          Tout Va Bien
          311 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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            Alan Henderson RE: teezeetoo Jan 10, 2012 12:36 PM

            Agree with Tout va Bien they also have a back room, and handle large groups coming for theater excursions all of the time. You are guaranteed that your server will speak french and you won't be putting anyone off with your group because it is usually packed and humming. It is on 51st at 8th by the way.

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          Chuck Lawrence RE: kim2310 Jan 10, 2012 07:04 PM

          Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote
          52nd and Lex
          prixe fixe - steak frites - $25.95
          call in advance about the large group

          Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote
          590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

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