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iso: mid-priced, not-too-loud, party of six

sdmarcus Jan 14, 2014 09:17 PM

Hi all,

In search of a mid-priced, not-too-loud restaurant for a Saturday night, party of six, in early March. Location not a big factor (Manhattan/accessible Brooklyn is okay). For point of reference, Annisa's too expensive. Looking for ~$40/$50 a person, with a split bottle-or-two of wine included in that price. Any suggestions? Perhaps there are traditionally loud restaurants-- I'm thinking of ABC Kitchen here-- that have quieter back rooms? (I think that's the case at ABC Kitchen, but I may be misremembering.)

Many thanks!

  1. loratliff Jan 15, 2014 05:47 AM

    Ma Peche has actually become my new go-to for dinner with a hard-of-hearing family member. The high ceiling dissipates sounds incredibly well, meaning that even when the dining room's crowded, you can still hear your conversations.

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    1. re: loratliff
      sdmarcus Jan 15, 2014 05:58 AM

      Thank you! I'll check it out.

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      Blumie Jan 15, 2014 06:16 AM

      The Library at the Public offers a great combination of good food, a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere, and low noise levels.

      1. Monica Jan 15, 2014 06:24 AM

        I too was looking for a place for about 10-12 people for my husband's birthday. My search here led me to Jeanne and Gaston's prixe fixe menu, chicken/lamb at Ma Peche, bo ssam at Momofuku, La bonne soup's group menu, Otto's group menu, Carmine's and Chez Jacqueline.
        I will take more options.

        1. Ttrockwood Jan 15, 2014 04:26 PM

          I trulli has a daily happy hour 3-7 with great discounts on wine, you could enjoy the happy hour before dinner there.

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            Elisa515 Jan 15, 2014 04:41 PM

            For ideas outside of Manhattan (in Brooklyn, as you request), how about posing the same question on the Outer Boroughs board?

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