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Chinatown spot fit for a group

izzyeatsny Feb 25, 2012 07:44 PM

I want to have my birthday dinner in Chinatown but it seems that all of my favorite spots are not fit for groups. Sure, they may have the communal tables but I am looking for a spot that could accommodate 15-20. Of course I want to keep the food on par with some of my favorites - Joe's Shanghai, Hop Lee, Big Wong - but am hoping to find somewhere that maybe has a private room for a Chinatown price or is a little less cluttered than what I am used to.
Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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    foodwhisperer Feb 25, 2012 08:15 PM

    88 East Broadway, up the escalator, does big parties, they can surely accomodate you . Golden Unicorn can accomodate 15-20 without a problem. J&S Seafood on East Broadway can . and Jin Fong which I do not like the food can also try 30 Pell St they have good food and always do large parties.

    Golden Unicorn
    18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    Jing Fong
    18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    J&B Seafood Restaurant
    39 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    88 Palace
    88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

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    1. re: foodwhisperer
      izzyeatsny Feb 26, 2012 06:48 AM

      thanks for the suggestions. any place you can think of that isn't Dim Sum and instead traditional Cantonese or Shanghai cuisine?

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      kathryn Feb 26, 2012 07:58 AM

      Looks at the various Chinatown banquet options.

      Some ideas here (though the OP for this thread is looking for a space for 50 people, but I think some of the options thrown out could work):

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        swannee Feb 27, 2012 06:12 AM

        Congee Village worked out very well for a birthday party recently. they have private and semi-private rooms at reasonable minimum orders and one can order off menu.

        Congee Village
        100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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        1. re: swannee
          kathryn Feb 27, 2012 06:18 AM

          Currently they are closed due to fire damage:

          1. re: kathryn
            swannee Feb 27, 2012 07:15 AM

            What a shame. I hope they get back on their feet soon.

            1. re: kathryn
              izzyeatsny Feb 27, 2012 09:50 AM

              that is a shame! any thoughts on their other location on Bowery? does it offer the same private/semi-private rooms?

              1. re: izzyeatsny
                prdct Feb 27, 2012 12:27 PM

                Congee Bowery does also have private rooms. I've held a party there and food, space and service were all excellent.

                Congee Bowery
                207 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

          2. sgordon Feb 27, 2012 10:28 AM

            Oriental Garden has private rooms downstairs, IIRC. They're easily the most expensive of the Cantonese places, though, so I'd look over the menus first.

            Ping's also has private rooms on their lower level, I believe.

            Fuleen doesn't have private rooms AFAIK, but they could section off a section of the main dining area for you.

            11 Division St, New York, NY 10002

            Oriental Garden
            14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

            22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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              izzyeatsny Feb 28, 2012 06:53 AM

              thanks, everyone!
              i'm going to check out 3 spots this weekend. Ping's Seafood, Congee Village on Bowery, and Amazing 66 (a recommendation from a friend).

              Amazing 66
              66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

              Congee Bowery
              207 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

              22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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              1. re: izzyeatsny
                Renguin Feb 29, 2012 02:13 PM

                I don't like Amazing 66. There, I said it. I've been there several times hoping to get a different result since it has a strong contingent of followers. I think the quality ok but the menu is just not very appealing. Fuleen is my go to place when I want a seafood centric group feast. they can do groups with no problem.

                Amazing 66
                66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

                1. re: izzyeatsny
                  AubWah Feb 29, 2012 04:52 PM

                  Wow thats alot of Chinese in one weekend

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