Ok, this is going to be VERY general, so pardon me.
I am meeting 8 people for a "book club" meeting.
The point is not so much the food, but the atmosphere.
Venue can be coffee, happy hour, dinner, etc.
I want a place in Westchester where we can
and not feel rushed out
not so stuffy where the decorum/waiter distracts from the conversation.
We'd like to be left alone, but also not be the only people in the place.
I also need the same recommendation for a group of 15 people
(which might require a different venue)
Does anything come to mind?