I'm new to Manhattan and organizing an event for a large group of 10-15. I'm looking for a fairly quiet, elegant place to have conversation over drinks/dessert/cheese/etc. It needs to be open until at least 11 PM, and hopefully the food would be interesting or unique. (Regarding budget, there need to be items on the menu that cost $10 or less.)
Location - Midtown, UWS, or downtown Manhattan
Am I asking too much? Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot, in advance!