We have a book club with members from the upper west side and the lower east side. We need to find a restaurant in-between - perhaps Union Square, but we're open to other neighborhoods that balance the degree of difficulty in reaching. Our requirements:
Round table (very important!) for 8
Quiet enough to allow discussion
$45-$50 for meal, wine, tax, tip
I turn to fellow Chowhounds for advice. We're discussing "The Goldfinch" if that helps provide inspiration! Many thanks.