I'm in search of a swanky/chic restaurant in nyc for a group of 13 30-somethings hoping to enjoy a night out in celebration of a dear friend's upcoming nuptials. We want a festive atmosphere but good food too - nothing over-the-top bacheloretty. We had been recommended stanton social, mr. chow, and buddakan, but can't get into the first option with a party of 13, have already been to buddakan and have some people who don't love Chinese food in our party, so mr. chow is out. So, we're back to the drawing board. Can anyone please direct us to a few good options? We would ideally love to stay in the Meat Packing District, Tribeca, Chelsea area (or thereabouts) but can go further.
Thanks so much for your advice/suggestions!!