As the single Uncle, once again I have been suckered into planning all the meals for a family trip to Manhattan Easter weekend. I lived in NYC many years ago and visit about twice a year so of course I am supposed to know every restaurant on the island suitable for large family dinners. Nonetheless, there will be 8 of us (grandparents, parents, 2 teens, and me.).
So far I have booked:
Thursday night - Marseille on 9th Avenue (near theaters)
Friday night - NOT BOOKED
Saturday night - Schezuan Gourmet
Sunday Brunch - Beacon Restaurant on 56th. or The Modern (about a $40 price diff. per person)
Scarpetto and Babbo are booked. We have been to Lupa and Del Posto. Insieme gets mixed reviews. Convivio is too far east. Am thinking of: Piccolo Angolo, or Trattoria dell’arte.
But, we don't have to go Italian.
Would love a recommendation in the West Village/ Soho so we can walk around afterward. Noise is a factor as the parental units are in late 70's and have a hard time hearing with a lot of background noise. How is Balthazar for dinner?
Would like to keep it around $50/person for food only. Thanks for any suggestions.