My wife's college friends get together for a dinner each year after checking out the Tree.
In the past we've done some pretty mediocre dinners including Carmines, Trattoria trecolori and Ruby Foos. Ugh.
After suggestions from the board last year, we went to Trattoria Trecolori which unfortunately was a subpar experience.
Where can we go for good food (Italian would be fine, other suggestions welcome), reasonable prices ($16-24 entrees) walking distance Rockefeller Center and Penn Station for a group of 6 people who want to catch up, have a few drinks and eat some decent food. These are not foodies, but I have a pseudo-reputation to uphold.