Nothing fancy. A group of friends are getting together for a birthday party that is revolving around the drink specials on Friday night on Amsterdam in the 80s. As the evening will likely devolve into competetive beer pong and foosball, you can imagine that we will need to eat something to keep us going through the night.
The problem is that several of the guests are grad students and cannot afford expensive meals. Others are finicky or vegetarian. The original plan was to take the group to Silk Road Palace for inoffensive Chinese and offensive amounts of free wine. But it looks like the group may turn out to be larger than expected, perhaps 10-15, which Silk Road Palace may not be able to accomodate.
Are there other restaurants in the area that are reasonably priced and would make for a celebratory meal before a night of heavy partying? Vynl was iffy about accomodating us and Patsy's won't take reservations. The vegetarians do not much like sushi or Indian. As most of the group lives in the boroughs or downtown, I assume they won't want to travel too far from our ultimate destination on 81st and Amsterdam.