We are having a wedding for 140-150 on a Saturday night in May and would love to have it at a restaurant in Chinatown. We are white and aren't attached to the idea of a traditional 10-course banquet, in fact, we probably don't want such an elaborate ritual. Just excellent food, suitable for the adventurous and discriminating eaters among us as well as the 80 year old relatives visiting from Denver. We'd like a place with clean bathrooms and good service. As for atmosphere, we love the red walls, dragons, huge chandeliers and spaciousness of say, Jing Fong. And we prefer a Chinatown venue to the stuffier feeling of midtown places like Mr. K's or Shun Lee.
-What restaurant(s) do you recommend?
-Anyone with experience having a party that size in such a gargantuan space? Do you think they would rent us the whole space for a reasonable sum at night if they are primarily a dim sum place?
-Any advice for getting a reasonable price as non Chinese speaking white people?