I'm graduating from grad school in May and am planning a graduation dinner for some of my friends and their families. The group is going to be fairly big, so I just wanted to get a head start! Does anyone know of a restaurant with good food and a space large enough to accomodate 20-30 people? Some of my friends are picky eaters, so we'd probably stay away from Chinese or Japanese, and other cuisines that some people may think are too "weird"...
Location: Anywhere in Manhattan, but not too far up on the upper west/east sides.
Price range: $30-40 per person, not including drinks. Would a prix fixe or set menu (with a few appetizer/entree choices) be possible in this price range?