I'm planning an 80th birthday party for my dad, expecting 50-60 people. I'm trying to do some research on a nice Manhattan restaurant. The obvious question -- what can you recommend? I'd like something nice, more on the elegant than casual side, but it doesn't have to be five-star, and I can't say that price is no consideration. Say, I don't know, $100 per person?
Are there private rooms that can accomodate this number of people? Or good restaurants small enough to take over? I think I should keep it to Italian, Continental, New American, you know -- although I love various ethnic food, I don't think this is the time for that -- need to please a big group. Suggestions? Thanks so much!!