My best friend is getting married - and the couple wants to find a cosy place for the families to meet (for the first time!) and have a meal together the night before the signing! Approx 16-18 people, and looking for a reasonable budget ($20-25 per person). Place should have great ambience and food to remember. We're thinking American Cuisine and Lower Manhattan (Lower East Side pref.). Given low budget, BYOB would be a nice option.
Any recommendations? This is for Memorial Day Monday - so please respond ASAP!