I've been tasked with selecting a venue for a Friday night dinner for a group of 30-50 people. The search criteria is rather challenging: In Queens, not far from Manhattan, near a subway -- so I'm figuring LIC, Astoria, Sunnyside. Ideally, some place we can arrange a prix fixe. Buffet would be great, but not essential. Need to accommodate a range of tastes, so a broad menu (read not decidedly ethnic) would work best. It's a reunion of former colleagues from a now-defunct company, many of whom are currently unemployed, so cost is an issue.
I was originally thinking of Sidetracks on Queens Blvd., but it turns out to be out of our budget.
Would be extremely grateful for some recommendations/advice.
Thanks in advance!