Hey hounds I am looking for some suggestions for some great trendy spots for a group birthday dinner for my younger sister. She is turning 22 and her boyfriend has come to me for recommendations as I am the "foodie". However, the whole group dinner thing is not my area of expertise.
We will be a group of around 15 and are looking for something that has great food, fairly reasonable (say $50-60pp), and a really cool trendy type of atmosphere. Location is not an issue.
As far as food even though I'd love to do one of those group dinners that include a whole lamb, suckling pig, or beef 7 ways, I do not think that the other in my party (particularly the birthday girl) would be that adventurous.
After googling, searching, etc. and just based on my knowledge a few places that came to mind were Stanton Social and Buddakan. Can anyone speak to these two restaurants as to the food/overall experience quality? I was also thinking maybe Abe and Arthur's or STK but it may be too expensive and my sister isn't huge into steakhouse types. I'd also love to hear some more recommendations.
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002