I invited a bunch of friends to Saturday afternoon brunch for my birthday and told them we'd have it at Pastis. Then when I tried to get a table for all 14 of us, I learned they dont have one big enough that's available, and the biggest table they have is only for 10 ppl (bc the other 1/2 of their communal table is booked up all day). AND the 10-up is only available super-early. I'm so disappointed. Thought about Schillers (the sister resto) but it's kind of far from the karaoke place that we're going to afterward (which is at 17th and 5th).
Can anyone suggest a good place to have brunch that's as sophisticated and fun as Pastis, will accommodate a large crowd like mine, takes reservations, and would probably have a table for us 2 weeks out?