ISO West Village Bar/Lounge with Food for Group Event
I'm looking for a comfortable bar/lounge in the West Village that serves food/small dishes for a group of about 12 people for an afterwork hang on a weekday evening.
Nothing too fancy, nothing trashy/loud. Somewhere where we can talk comfortably that's not a sports bar and might have some nice lounge-type seating for a big group and a decent wine list.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Alma33 seems like it'd be perfect for this kind of event. It's a likable neighborhood spot with a very comfortable front room. There are bar-height tables that groups can congregate around, either seated or standing, which worked well for my party of eight.
The (Argentinian) food and cocktails are fair to very good (sweetbread skewers, skirt steak skewers). I haven't loved the wines I've tried, in truth, but there is a not-too-brief list to choose from.
If you need a place with couches, The Dove is often recommended on this board. They have fair cocktails and a few basic-ish bar snacks. I don't remember trying the wine, there. It's a favorite for NYU grad student get togethers.