Dining out in NYC with a group can be extremely anxiety provoking. There’s hardly enough room for people to walk on the street in Manhattan, let alone sit down and dine. We know it’s a pain in the ass to figure out where to go for someone’s birthday dinner. And we know that, sometimes, all you want is to go to a restaurant with a group of friends, eat great food, have a rollicking good time, and not get an eye roll from the hostess when you walk in and say “party of eight.”
Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. May we suggest a spacious Neapolitan pizzeria in Greenpoint that serves some of the best pies in town? How about a BBQ mecca in Red Hook where the ribs and brisket are out of this world? Or maybe, just maybe, you’d want to head to the Lower East Side to folk dance with the patrons of a 83-year-old subterranean steakhouse? No matter what you’re looking for, you and your crew are sure to find a spot within this list that makes the whole posse happy.
Here are our five favorite restaurants for group dining in NYC.