A fellow Chowhound here with a somewhat offbeat query, but here goes:
I need to shoot a video where 9 people will talk over lunch. It has to be in Manhattan. And it has to be large enough to be able to accommodate a lot of video equipment, lights, and crew, so I'm thinking a private room wouldn't be big enough -- I'd have to take over the whole place. Perhaps a restaurant that doesn't normally serve lunch ? And, of course, I'm looking for something somewhat visually interesting and modern. Great food wouldn't hurt, either.
Any ideas about restaurants that might be open to this ? Yes, I'm doing my own legwork but thought it couldn't hurt to ask.