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FoodFemme Nov 7, 2013 02:45 PM

I'm helping a friend out - they're looking for a place in Manhattan that has affordable food (like maybe $15 per person average bill) and has a private or semi-private area for up to about 30 people max. No ethnic food.
Ideally this would be somewhere between the UES/UWS and the Village.

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    pbjluver Nov 7, 2013 08:08 PM

    Is the $15 per head including alcohol, tip and tax?

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    1. re: pbjluver
      thegforceny Nov 8, 2013 06:55 AM

      AND a private room?! And no ethnic? Fat chance.

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      downtownchica Nov 8, 2013 08:51 AM

      This strikes me as a completely impossible request in this budget.

      You can try the Rec Room at UWS Shake Shack, but even that will probably be slightly over budget.

      1. Ttrockwood Nov 8, 2013 12:59 PM

        As far as i know your options are:
        - ethnic in manhattan
        - leave manhattan
        - increase the budget
        Or all of the above.
        These articles may help, the timeout site does a great recap of cheap eats in the city:
        And their picks for group dining:

        1. zeeEats Nov 8, 2013 01:47 PM

          Just as a rule of thumb, most restaurants in Manhattan require some sort of prix-fixe or "minimum spend (in the thousands)" to book their private rooms. A room that fits 30 is even harder to come by.

          You're honestly not gonna find anything for less than $60pp; unless you're willing to do ethnic with VERY little ambiance. I'd suggest Congee Village.

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            fooder Nov 8, 2013 04:04 PM

            I thought this was some sort of troll post at first. Even disregarding the private area request, $15 per person average bill is pretty much impossible to come by at any restaurant in NYC. Even a burger with fries will set you back more than that.

            Your best option is probably Olive Garden. Even Red Lobster entrees are over $15.

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              SuzyP Nov 9, 2013 04:49 PM

              Go for breakfast. Everyone gets coffee and a bagel.

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