I'm organizing a networking dinner for 20 people for under $50/head, located close to public transportation, ideally between 50th St and the East Village, not necessarily on the east side. Midtown would be great. Looking for Italian, American, Spanish, Mexican restaurants that would be tasty and work for a very diverse group of eaters, some of whom are not terribly adventuresome. Prix fixe or early bird specials esp. at $35/person would be great.
Thanks for any suggestions.