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Family Dinner in West Village

stewjm4 Dec 2, 2012 09:16 AM

I'm looking for reccos to host a family dinner of about 15 people in the west village. Reasonably priced,American or Italian food, accepts reservations for groups and a lively atmosphere. Originally I had considered Otto, but I feel like that place has more tourists than locals on weekends. Same with Morandi.

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    Pan RE: stewjm4 Dec 2, 2012 02:58 PM

    What about Crispo? Lively atmosphere indeed (and actually, pretty loud a lot of the time).

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      Desidero RE: stewjm4 Dec 3, 2012 02:05 PM

      I went to Barbuto on Washington for a group dinner in their semi-private room with about 15 people and I believe they offered a prix fixe deal. I'm not sure how reasonable Barbuto's prix fixe is, but it's worth checking out as it hits all the other marks you mentioned.

      1. Motosport RE: stewjm4 Dec 3, 2012 02:25 PM

        You might want to reconsider Otto. We went there yesterday and had a fabulous meal. The crowd looked like mostly locals. You can expect to find tourists in so many places but then again it's NYC, a tourist destination. Otto is definitely NOT a "tourist trap."
        Prices were reasonable I.M.H.O..

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          foodwhisperer RE: Motosport Dec 4, 2012 09:02 AM

          I agree that Otto is not a tourist trap. I don't think Morandi is either. Actually when I eat at these or any other places I never ask where the people are from. Another rec would be 5points on Great Jones, i had a group of 12 there and the food was good.

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          LivingTheVillage RE: stewjm4 Dec 4, 2012 08:02 AM

          Have you looked into L'Artusi? They have an upstairs area and might be able to accommodate your group if you call ahead- prices are similar to Morandi. I agree that Otto is not a tourist trap, NYers go there all the time.

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            downtownchica RE: stewjm4 Dec 4, 2012 08:32 AM

            Not sure what your price is, but just planned a similar dinner and Otto was one of the cheapest options I found, so if budgets an issue, it's probably the way to go. We ended up at Rubirosa, which was the only other option in the same price range. The management there was super-accommodating and the food was both excellent and abundant, but know you're not looking at Nolita.

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