Anywhere in Manhattan (pref south of Midtown) for a last minute dinner with a lot of people. They're shooting for around 7-8 pm so slightly before the big dinner rush.
Anywhere where they would take reservations, or somewhere where they could just show up? I thought of maybe Gaetana's. and maybe maybe maybe en japanese brasserie?
$: cheap to mid-range (in the $20s for entrees?).
Let me know if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.