Ok, so I'm looking for a good restaurant to go to with a group of about eight or nine people. Thus, ideally it would either be a place that takes reservations or one at which large groups can be easily seated.
We're a group of grad students, so price is definitely a consideration. Neighborhood doesn't matter so much--though, Manhattan would be most convenient. As for type of food--pretty much anything would be fine.
Your suggestions are much appreciated!