My beloved and I will be in New York at the end of October just a bit before his 50th birthday. We have friends and family (probably around 8 to 10 of us altogehter) we'd like to invite to join us for a celebratory dinner on a Saturday night.
Any recommendations for a place with great food, low key environment, full bar and that takes reservations? We can go just about any place but might have a slight preference for Chelsea, the Village, lower East or West Side, Little Italy for convenience of family and friends. We will do fancier food earlier in the week at Annisa, Jungsik and Le Bernardin.
Many thanks in advance for any advice.