I’m putting together a birthday party for 10, and trying to avoid a limited menu. This is turning out to be more difficult than I expected. A private room would be a huge plus, but many of the private rooms available are much larger than we need (and of course have corresponding minimum food charges).
Cost isn’t a huge concern, but I’m trying to keep the total bill out of the stratosphere, and the vibe elegant-casual. Choice of location is flexible anywhere in Manhattan.