Pre-wedding luncheon - Hells Kitchen, Lincoln Center, UWS
I am looking for a restaurant to host a small (10-12) person luncheon for my closest girlfriends/family the day before my wedding. What I think should be one of the easiest things to plan, has somehow been the hardest. I'd like to stay between the 40s and the low 70s on the westside, $50 max per person (not including alcohol), with new american, italian or french food -- too hard dealing with people's finicky eating issues with a more adventurous cuisine. I tried Marea, The Modern and A Voce -- but all are requiring a minimum spend of well over $50 per person because they require us to use their private rooms for a group that size (which I find ridiculous for a Friday in August in NYC). Any thoughts? Thanks!
Well, good lunch Prix Fixes are not hard to find, stay away from midtown and the snooty places and you'll be welcome with your 12 girls
Del Posto (I know, outside your goegraphical bounds)
Maialino - perfect ambiance for what I think you want (as best as a 50 yo man knows)
Manzo (in Eataly)
The lunch at either Jean Georges or Nougatine are some of the great values out there.
I'd think Ocean or Atlantic Grill would be great, not sure about Marseille (I love it for its price point, just not sure of it for the stated event)
Vice Versa (Ital in the W50's) might work quite well too. Def in your price point and spacious enough.