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Feb 29, 2012 08:09 AM

Recomendations for Late Celebratory Group Lunch on a Friday

Hi. I am looking for a celebratory place to have a lunch for 15-20 people around 3 or 3:30 pm. I realize a lot of places are closed to transition between lunch and dinner this time, so I would love some ideas of places that would be open. I would prefer to keep it midtown or below, closest to village is the best. Also, the lunch will be in May so if the weather cooperates, I would like a place that has outdoor options or at least lets in a lot of natural light.

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  1. Why not Bierria at Eataly? They take reservations for large groups, are open all day and if the weather is nice part of the roof will be open.

    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    1. Open and serving continuously throughout the day:
      Casa Mono - same menu all day
      Lupa - same menu all day
      Otto - same menu all day
      Balthazar - serves a "afternoon" menu starting at 4pm weekdays, so I guess that means lunch goes until 4pm? I would call them and ask
      Bar Room at the Modern

      Spotted Pig and Maialino also serve a "bar menu" between lunch and dinner, but I'm not sure how they'd handle a group of your size. Best to call and ask.

      170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

      Casa Mono
      52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

      Spotted Pig
      314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

      The Modern
      9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

      80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

      1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

      1. It would be helpful to know whether you want something fancy or casual and your per person budget for food only. But that said...

        Trestle on Tenth is open continuously all day, serves very good food, and has a lovely garden.


        Trestle on Tenth
        242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

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        1. re: RGR

          Thank you for all these suggestions. We don't want anything super casual or super fancy. Somewhere that is nice and pretty or as some element of fun would be good. If we can keep it around $50 per person with drinks or below that would be great.