I've been tasked with coming up with a great place (or places) to bring a group of non-new yorker friends who are visiting. Of course, since we're going to be a party of 5-8 (not sure yet), it makes it really hard.
As I see it, bringing groups of people on food outings is very difficult because you pretty much have to get wherever you're going ridiculously early. The only place I know that could possibly seat 5-8 people at a regular hour on a weekend night *AND* is outstanding/affordable/unusual:
This group is not looking to spend a lot of money (maybe in the neighborhood of $30/pp). Where else can I suggest?? Any borough is in play here...
p.s. I also made the mistake of telling them about the pancakes at clinton st. baking co., and now they're all dead set on going there for brunch... On sunday. :(