My family is planning a B'day celebration for my soon to be 27 year old nephew. He had suggested Virgil's or Carmine's for the site but I hate the noise at Carmine's and Virgil's hustles you out the door really fast. I had suggested Blue Smoke but they can't accommodate 9 of us on 5/8. Are there any other places like these in the general midtown Manhattan area that you might suggest for a group our size? It would be nice to be able to relax and hear everybody while we're spending time together.
I have suggested Zarela's but I'm not sure how he'll take to the suggestion. Any help is greatly appreciated!