I'm an out-of-town eater, looking for whatever help any of the Philly area folks may be able to offer.
In short, the situation: next Saturday night, a large group of good friends are getting together. We've been planning getting together for a while, including a lot of folks coming in from out of town.
The only problem is that the person coordinating forgot to book a restaurant. So now we're scrambling a bit, and I'm doing what I can to help.
The only real criteria, as far as I see it, are that we can all fit somewhere, it doesn't cost a fortune (maybe 30-40 bucks a person, plus drinks, tax, tip, that general range anyway), and hopefully quiet enough that we can chat and catch up without too much trouble. Dinner probably on the earlier side, and hopefully a place we can stay for a few hours.
This may be an impossible task (if someone asked me where to go in NY with those specs, I really don't know what I'd suggest), but I figured I'd check.