For a big buffet dinner I'm planning, I'm looking for quality, price, convenience - thus, not Artisanal level of refinement/presumed cost. (I love the idea of Saxelby's, but unless it has really low prices, I prefer to avoid the shlep.) What do you prefer among these, and are there others downtown you recommend?
-Garden of Eden
-the cheeseshop near Astor Place that I always forget the name of, on 3d or 4th avenue