Lunch for 20 in Midtown
Dear NYC Hounds,
I have some family coming into NYC from India and they would like to host an anniversary lunch for 20 people in midtown. Looking for good food, lively place, without breaking the bank.
Their thoughts are food wise:
Light Organic Fare
Maybe someplace that can do a fixed price per head for the food and desert. Bar of course would be additional.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Not sure why - but your request made me think of Molyvos, if that is not too far west (7th Ave). They have a good prix fixe at lunch for $25 and the burgers and lighter fare are less $ as well. Its not a high profile choice (and not someplace I typically go with just my husband) but I have found it to be solid and a good place for a group to have something different but not too different.
I don’t think they need or care about a private room. Any Boulud restaurant I feel would be more than they would want to spend. This is a work anniversay and not a personal one. I really don’t know the budget on this, if I was going to be conservative I would say $40 per head for just the base food. Then you add in some drinks and tips and it turns into $60 per head at final cost. I feel that is as far as they could stretch as they earn in Indian Rupees and get murdered with the exchange rate. I was going to suggest Fig and Olive to them, so that they could maybe a set a 3 course pre-fix for lunch, but I was looking for some other ideas, that is why I posted.
Thanks on all.
If you could define "breaking the bank" that would make suggestions much easier. The Boulud places are good, but can be very expensive for groups. What's your total budget, including tax and tip?
Also, how much will people drink? Alcohol can take up a third or more of the budget sometimes.