After getting great suggestions from the Manhattan hounds for fancy lunches, I now need help in another restaurant category. I'm trying to organize a get-together for about 15 people (actually a group from another website I frequent!) The criteria I'd like to meet are:
--not too expensive (say, maximum of $18/entree)
--food that will appeal to a broad group (while somehow not sinking to the lowest common denominator, since I am also a Chowhound!)
--large enough to seat a group of 15 (with a reservation of course)
--easy for out-of-towners to find from the subway
--casual enough not to mind if we sit there and take up the table for 3 hours while drinking beers and swapping travel stories
Any suggestions? THANKS!