I actually have a similar request so I'll post on this thread. We'd have a group of 6 people in mid-February. We'll be in the midtown area and looking for a reservation about 9:00pm. I think we'd like something with a little more upbeat atmosphere to celebrate and obviously good food. We're actually staying in the Gramercy area so recommendations there would be good too. Per Se, Picholine, Boulud Cafe seem a bit too formal and expensive so I'm looking for something just a notch lower expense wise. Given that we're already into January, are there places that are definitely out for a group of that size because reservations would be impossible to get?
Also, how long does it typically take go from Gramercy to South Central Park by taxi between 6pm and 9pm on a Thursday night?
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