I'm a native new yorker/new jerseyan living in Napa, California and won't be home for the holidays...
This is rather last minute, but Id like to organize a Christmas day dinner for my mom and her boyfriend, and 15ish other family/friends in Manhattan. (Everyone has been debating which apartment to have it at. A restaurant dinner could be the solution!)
So, I'm looking for restaurant recommendations. Here are details of what I'd like to find:
** The restaurant can be anywhere in Manhattan, but preferably on the east side.
** Needs to accommodate up to 20 people, some are handicapped, some are children
** Should cost anywhere from $25-50 per person
** Should serve some traditional Christmas fare, but can definitely deviate from that menu
** Should be comfortable, not too hip, perhaps even neighborhood oriented
** Dinner should (hopefully) start at 2 or 3 pm
Thank you so very much for your recommendations!