Fun, cozy place for dinner for 14 people this Sat night?
I know it's last minute, but I'm trying to find a fun, yet intimate, place for a dinner party for 14 people -- in downtown Manhattan, below 14th street (east or west), or Brooklyn. Nothing too pricey but good food and good drinks (or wine) is important. I'm thinking of somewhere with an awesome backyard or garden, or maybe a great indoor space that's not so loud you can't hear anyone. Mexican, Italian, Indian, French, American - anything really. Someplace new, even BYO, is fine too. Anything come to mind?
I would recommend Jeanne et Gaston, a new French bistro, on 14th St., b/t 7th & 8th Avs. The food is delicious, there's a good wine list, service is friendly and capable, and they have a lovely back garden that can accommodate a party your size. They accept reservations.
Jeanne et Gaston Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157630045056810/