Published on March 29, 2016

Where to Make Great Group Reservations in NYC

Wish there was an easier way to find the perfect place for a family outing, birthday celebration or team dinner? There are so many things to consider when planning where to go — the cuisine, the space, the location and more — but Reserve is here to help. Here are 10 group-friendly spots sure to please a crowd.



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A bustling, energetic spot for groups of friends or colleagues after work, Burger & Barrel offers upscale pub grub highlighting shareable small plates, as well as notable burgers. Creative cocktails, a selection of beers and wines on tap pair perfectly with the fare.


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Another hot restaurant from Major Food Group that’ll delight friends, family and colleagues alike, Sadelle’s puts a modern spin on traditional Jewish appetizing fare, dishing out an Eastern European- and Russian-influenced, seafood-focused menu and homemade pastries. The restaurant features a communal table for groups of up to 18 guests.

3. REBELLE (NoLita)

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Rebelle boasts a contemporary, industrial atmosphere that’s great for special occasions or business dinners. The award-winning stunner dishes out modern French fare and wines, house cocktails and hard-to-find beers in an airy dining room with a spectacular open kitchen.

4. TORO (Chelsea)

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Ideal for a fun night out with friends, Toro combines regional Spanish flavors with local ingredients in its eclectic selection of Barcelona-style tapas and small plates. A family-style menu plus large-format cocktails are available for parties of 8-16 people in the main dining room.

5. MAMO (SoHo)

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The New York outpost of Mamo Le Michelangelo, a two decades-old French Riviera staple, Mamo delivers an elegant, stylish vibe perfect for special occasions or business dinners. A primarily Italian-focused menu is composed of family recipes, with Provençal dishes and market specials rounding out the cuisine.


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A laid-back cafe great for catching up with friends or family, The Smile serves dishes full of Mediterranean and American flavors, with approachable wines and cocktails to complement. The charming, rustic ambience with dim lighting, dark wood and lots of exposed brick is a surefire crowd-pleaser.

7. VIRGINIA'S (East Village)

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Virginia’s seasonal, market-driven American fare, delicious cocktails and warm space will impress any crowd — colleagues, family or friends. The bistro also offers a family-style menu for large groups.


Tartinery Photo provided by Tartinery.

Tartinery — whose name derives from “tartine,” the open-faced gourmet French sandwich — is a chic, French-focused NoLita cafe. The restaurant occupies a space that’s modern but still cozy, with chalkboard walls, reclaimed brick and large round tables ideal for a night out with close friends or relatives.

9. BLT PRIME (Gramercy)

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BLT Prime brings an upscale, stylish vibe to the traditional steakhouse atmosphere. Using the highest possible grade of beef available, the restaurant serves top-of-the-line steaks, as well as a full selection of seafood that’ll delight a group of colleagues after work or friends on a special night out.

10. STK MIDTOWN (Midtown West)

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STK Midtown brings a fresh approach to a New York dining classic. A chic, energetic spot featuring smart decor and a live DJ in its dining room and on the outdoor patio. The restaurant is the perfect place for a birthday celebration with friends or a night out on the town.

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