I'm trying to come up with a restaurant where we could have a dinner with a group of 9 for next Saturday night (3/17). Ideally, downtown (below 14th) but we're willing to consider further uptown as well as as Carroll Garden/Boerum Hill/Cobble HIll in Brooklyn.
The one place that we've decided would be great if we could get into at a reasonable hour would be Public, so I'm looking for ideas on something similar -- ideally in the market-driven, new American area of buzzwords. With this mix of people, we're looking for something that's relatively ambitious, but at least a little comfortable. Tapas, small plates would be fine (but not preferable) and sushi is out.
210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012