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suggestions for several dinners for a group of 8, preferably in/near midtown, that aren't too loud. Greek, Italian, French, Steak, New American, Mexican, Chinese, Thai?

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suggestions for several dinners for a group of 8, preferably in/near midtown, that aren't too loud. Greek, Italian, French, Steak, New American, Mexican, Chinese, Thai?

prima | May 17, 2012 03:54 PM

I'm leaning towards relatively unfussy and conservative menus. Would prefer places that take reservations.

I've got Keen's, La Grenouille (I have never been, and I wouldn't mind visiting a legendary restaurant), Molyvos (I visit Milos in Montreal, and want to have at least one upscale Greek dinner in midtown), Toloache (I'm a fan of their tacos and we'll go there before a Broadway show) on my list right now.

Re: Chinese restaurants

We'd probably be best with a place that offers some decent versions of Westernized dishes as well as any more authentic dishes. I'm completely out of the loop re: Chinese food outside of Chinatown.

Re: Thai restaurants

Mostly looking for a place with a decent Tom Yum. Doesn't have to serve authentically spicy food. Just decent is good enough.

I have been watching the various Italian threads, so Ai Fiori has been on my radar for a while, but I'm not sure if it will be too posh for our group.

Although we might have one splurge night (splurge for me is over $70 per person on food alone), I'd generally like to keep most meals in the $30-$50/person range (not including drinks).

I realize we could take taxis to go further afield, but we will probably end up staying north of 34th Street and south of 72nd during our stay, although a few of us might break away at some point for a quick trip to Barney Greenglass or Cafe Sabarsky at some point.

What other restaurants would you consider, if you were part of a group of 8?

Thanks for any ideas!

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