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Chinatown restaurant with large group?

RingaWorm Jan 14, 2014 04:57 PM

I am taking a group of 25+Boy Scouts to NYC, and would like to have dinner in Chinatown and/or Little Italy. We would need a place that is large enough for 25, will take a reservation, and on a Boy Scout budget (Boy Scouts are thrifty). Any suggestions?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: RingaWorm Jan 14, 2014 06:39 PM

    Look at Congee or Rubirosa.

    At Congee, you can request/reserve the downstairs area for private (or semi-private) dining. Food is basically gloppy, American-Chinese fare. Not bad, but generally spectacularly mediocre. And price is right.

    Or, if you don't want to do Chinese, you might look at Rubirosa for classic red-checkered tablecloth Italian (without the actual tablecloths). The restaurant has a back area that can be cordoned off for your group. A bit pricier than Congee, however.

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      Ttrockwood RE: ipsedixit Jan 14, 2014 07:57 PM

      In this case Congee might be perfect- odds are the boy scouts won't split hairs over authenticity, and simply reading over the menu options will be entertaining. (Sizzling frog and duck's blood entrees would make my nephew giggle at least)

      OP: the huge menu includes many less ambitious offerings as well

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        RingaWorm RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2014 02:16 PM

        I will check into these! Thank you!

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          diprey11 RE: RingaWorm Jan 15, 2014 04:40 PM

          Amazing 66 has done it before. (I was in the dining room.) I hope you will consider them too.

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            RingaWorm RE: diprey11 Jan 16, 2014 02:29 AM


      2. Silverjay RE: RingaWorm Jan 14, 2014 07:23 PM

        Golden Unicorn hosts tour groups.

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          scoopG RE: Silverjay Jan 15, 2014 03:56 AM

          Also Jing Fong.
          20 Elizabeth Street
          (Canal Street)
          (212) 964-5256

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            RingaWorm RE: Silverjay Jan 15, 2014 02:10 PM

            Thank you

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              RingaWorm RE: Silverjay Jan 15, 2014 02:15 PM

              Thank you- good to know!

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