Hi New York Chowhounds! I'm going to be in midtown next week for business. Would like to take a group of colleagues and clients out to dinner (probably 10-12 people). The group will be academics and finance types.
I'm looking for suggestions for an appropriate place to take this group. It should be fun and have good food. It probably shouldn't be too loud and raucous because I imagine people will want to talk. I don't think we want anything overly formal either. Definitely should be a place that will appeal to what I'm sure is a pretty sophisticated crowd.
We'll be staying at the Hilton New York (W54th and 6th). Anything a not too long cab-ride away would be fine.
As for price, there's a pretty wide range there. Price isn't really an object. Total cost less than $100, I guess. I'm not trying to score points by spending money for the sake of spending money.
Yeah, I know, that 's all kinda vague! Any suggestions greatly appreciated.