Can anyone suggest restaurants in Queens - not far from LaGuardia, which can handle a group of about 50 people. I arrange a meal a few times a year for a corporate group. Some of the particulars:
Good food (of course!) - does not have to be fancy
Price for food including tax/tip in the range of $35-ish
Can offer a limited menu, or buffet
Has a bar (at additional cost)
Has either a private room or area in which we can all be seated (we do not have speeches)
Mid-week - might be a Tuesday or Wednesday
Welcomes group business, especially on an off-night (as opposed to simply tolerating it or using it as an opportunity to upsell every course.)
I have found that family owned and operated places seem to be best. In the past we have done some pub meals, a small, continental restaurant that closed to others for the night, a family-style Italian place, a Thai place that created a buffet.
I am sure that there are many hidden gems out there and could use some help in locating them.
I'd be grateful for any suggestions - many thanks as I continue to provide my group the culinary tour of Queens!