I am getting my family and my finacee's family together for the first time. There will be a total of ten people (including us). All our sibling are 21+ years old.
As I started with, our families have never met. Therefore, I do not want people to feel isolated during dinner because they are seated at the end of a rectangular table. Furthermore, if the table is rectangular the two families will seperate like boys and girls at a middle school dance. As such, I would like to find a place that has a round table for ten people and that is not too noisy. This way everyone can talk and feel included in the conversation.
I have already called about a half dozen places and none of them have a large enough round table. The places I can remember calling are: Forge, Five Points, Old Homestead, keans, BLT, Blue Ribbon, Red Cat, etc.
Some more details are as follows:
1) Price: around $55 - $75/per person as per Zagat's listings
2) Food: American-esque...any place where there is a meat, chicken, and fish option.
3) Location: Almost anywhere in Manhattan should be fine.
4) Date: first or third weekend in February
That should just about cover all the details. If you can recommend a place that would be great.