I am trying to arrange a reunion dinner and was hoping to get more restaurant ideas. There will be 12-15 of us, half of us still live in NY (but they make the one that hasn't lived there in 7 years plan it, go figure!) but we have all lived in NYC in our 20s. I'm looking for someplace with some ambiance (not a dive) but not super fancy. It can be any type of food. I tend to like places more like Ssam Bar but realize with this number of people I need to make sure other people are comfortable too. Price range $50-$70. (not including drinks). Nothing too loud. Need to be able to have a conversation since it will be a reunion.
From memory and culling the chowhound site I drew up a list of restuarants that might fit the bill but want to narrow it down to a shorter list and looking for more reccomendations (in case I'm missing something).
Telepan (might be too expensive)
Thanks in advance!