I'm having second thoughts about Alfredo of Rome, and would appreciate recommendations for restaurants in midtown (the closer to 45th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues the better!) with private rooms large enough to fit 50-70 people for a dinner meeting. Of course we'd like good food in a nice, formal setting at not-too-exorbitant prices, but can spend up to $80/pp for a 3-4 course meal.
Everything I've looked at thus far has either been super expensive (Joseph's Citarella), seedy (Baldoria), tourist-oriented (Rockefeller Center) or just not big enough. Suggestions would be a huge help!
Also looking for restaurants w/ similar setup for same size group for the next night around Union Square/Flatiron/Gramercy Park (basically New School University area).
Many, many thanks!