I"m wondering if any of you experts have any recommendations for a rehearsal dinner (about 35 ppl) in Long Island City or Astoria. Our wedding is at Metropolitan Building on 11th Ave and 44th Street and many of our out of town guests will be staying at the Comfort Inn on Crescent Street. We're talking a large group of Ohioans who've never been to the city, so I'd like to make it as easy for them as possible. We could do something near the 7 in Manhattan, but I'd really like to avoid Manhattan prices.
Italian (particularly family style), Mexican, Tapas - we're open to whatever. Probably would stay away from Thai or Indian even though we love it, don't think it would go over well with the relatives.
Thanks in advance!
BTW, the wedding is at the end of April if that makes any difference.