I have a very specific request: I am an out of towner, but a huge NYC Chowhound. In a couple of months, I am hosting a pre-matinee lunch for 14 on a Saturday. My first idea was LUPA's prefix lunch (Lupa is a favorite of mine.) But the show starts at 2 pm and Lupa does not open until Noon, which does not give us quite enough time to eat and speed to the Great White Way.
Would anyone have a suggestion as to a good place I can bring 14 out of towners for a fun, reasonable lunch on a Saturday around 11 am?