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Feb 22, 2012 11:15 AM

Restaurant suggestions for a 40th birthday for 40 people

Hi, Can anybody suggest a restaurant that can do a stand up cocktail hour with passed hor d'ourves and then a sit down dinner for 40 ppl in manhattan that's not going to charge an arm and a leg?

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    When will this be?
    What day of the week?
    What do you want to spend? "Arm and a leg" is subjective. Remember to include tax and tip. Is this amount with or without drinks?
    What cuisines will the group like/dislike?
    What areas of Manhattan?
    What vibe are you looking for? Ambience?

    6 Replies
    1. re: thegforceny

      Saturday Night near the end of March
      $100 a head including drinks, tax and gratuity
      French or New American a yes
      Italian a no
      Anywhere in Manhattan, but needs to have a good bar scene close by for after party

      1. re: Cartini1

        The 2nd floor of BLT fish has a great private room. Worth looking into.

        BLT Fish
        21 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

        1. re: Cartini1

          I honestly think that $100 a head for drinks, passed hor d'ouevres, a sit-down meal, tax and gratuity for a party of 40 is not possible in Manhattan for a Saturday night, or maybe any night anywhere in NYC. Hope I'm wrong! A real challenge for Chowhounders.

          1. re: barberinibee

            I had 3 hours open bar and passed apps which were 7 different ones and plenty of food for $100 per head at BLT Fish. Sit down dinner on top of that was not necessary and would have added an additional $50 per person

            1. re: princeofpork

              Did they charge you tax and gratuity on top of the $100 per head, or was tax and gratuity included in the $100 pp?

        2. Red Eye Grill does a wonderful job and has great private space. For more casual Blue Smoke Is good option

          Blue Smoke
          116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

          Redeye Grill
          890 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

          Blue Smoke
          255 Vesey St, New York, NY 10282

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          1. re: apples

            Thank you for helping out will look into space : ))