My husband will be entertaining a largish group of visiting Iraqis next week for business reasons, and the preference is to stick with Middle Eastern food (this is based on prior experiences and dietary preferences). The group may be between 10 and 15 people. Price not an object, but am looking for good Middle Eastern/Lebanese restaurants that can accomodate that size group and is not a hole in the wall (no matter how delicious it might be). Generally, location not an issue, but I have a hard time imagining taking them to somewhere in say Alphabet City/LES. Thought we like the cuisine, we don't eat at many ME places, so I'm just not very familiar with the options. We took a much smaller, similar group to Beyoglu a year or two ago and found it somewhat uninteresting - or at least the main courses.
It's likely that we'll need several different places for different nights.
Would appreciate any suggestions - many thanks!