I'm looking for a restaurant in Manhattan that would fit the following requirements (some more negotiable than others)
1) Can accommodate a group of 10 or 12 people, probably at a round table. Takes reservations for the group.
2) Serves interesting Northern Chinese food and/or Taiwanese food. One of my favorite places in SF right now is House of Pancake, which specializes in various Chinese pancakes (beef pancake, egg pancake, sesame pancake), hand pulled noodles (great zha ziang mian and beef noodle soup), and dumplings (a variety of boiled dumplings). Add in a few veggies, and this is the type of menu I'm looking for in Manhattan. Especially good dumplings.
Any thoughts? Unfortunately, wouldn't be able to travel outside of Manhattan (unless it was extremely close across a bridge into Queens or Brooklyn), and am definitely not looking for a restaurant that specializes in spicy dishes (though it's okay if some dishes on the menu are spicy). I think this means no Sichuan, though, and I think probably places like Xi'an Famous Foods are out, too, though maybe it could work if I order right?
This meal wouldn't be taking place until December, so no huge rush, but would appreciate any ideas.