I'm looking for a restaurant with a private room that can hold around 40 people, and not too much more than that or it loses the intimate atmosphere. The challege for me is that I have a budget of around $30/person for a 3-course meal, ideally including a beverage/soda. So I'm not looking for gourmet dining here, but this is for a professional conference dinner, so something a bit more upscale in atmosphere is preferable.
The last time I did this, we used La Prima Donna on W 47th between 6th & 7th Aves. It worked out really well and their private room was perfect, but now we're trying to find a new place to avoid repetition. I'd appreciate any suggestions!