Several family members/friends are going to be in town this coming weekend for the marathon. Those arriving from Houston, Boston, etc. have asked me to find a restaurant for Sunday dinner. I have been given the following criteria: near the Empire Hotel (across from Lincoln Center), good for a group of roughly 8 to 10, type of cuisine: steak/bistro/pasta. I suspect that my uncle may be picking up the tab so I am loath to choose anything too pricey (i.e. Nice Matin, Ouest, etc.--not that we could get in at this late date in any case). Something similar to the Les Halles steak frites deal would be ideal (not certain of that price but think it's under $20 for the steak). Anyone have some ideas for a downtown girl not familiar with a lot of local spots? Thanks.