Having a large group doesn’t have to mean missing out on dining at great restaurants in New York.
Restaurant review site The Infatuation helped us come up with a list of NYC eateries that are perfect for large crowds.
Whether you’re going for a birthday dinner or a bachelor party, here are ten places to hit up the next time you’re with a big party.
Inspired by the traditional Roman trattoria, Lupa Osteria Romana serves authentic Roman dishes like Bavette Cacio e Pepe, or linguine with black pepper and cheese.
Brick walls that make for a warm atmosphere, and groups of eight to 27 people can be seated in their private banquette space with three pre-fixed menu options.
The lunch menu is $US39 per person with cured meats like salami, a pasta dish, two mains like fresh market fish, and a dessert. For dinner, you can do the $US49 per person menu, which includes cured meats, a pasta, two mains, and dessert, or the $US79 per person option with cured meats, two pasta choices, three mains, a selection of cheeses, and dessert.
This Italian restaurant uses Angelo Pappalardo's 55-year-old family recipe for thin-crust pizza, a recipe that originated at Joe and Pat's Pizzeria in Staten Island.
Besides its beloved Vodka Pizza, smothered in vodka sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella, you'll find pasta made in-house and a variety of gluten-free options.
You can make special accommodations for eight to 20 people with three menus offering appetizers, pasta, pizza, protein dishes, and dessert. Plus, you can reserve a seat at the long Chef's table in a private room.
The Cecil, in Harlem, classifies itself as an Afro-Asian-American brasserie, so you know you're in for a lot of options.
Their large menu does in fact offer a wide variety, with one-of-a-kind options like braised goat udon noodles, oxtail dumplings, or their lamb carpaccio topped with pink peppercorns.
With different dining chambers, the restaurant offers an environment that feels both open and intimate.
This BBQ spot in Brooklyn is home to pit-smoked meats cooked Southern-style. There's plenty of space, with two barn dust halls where you can watch a game on the big-screen televisions or enjoy live music on the weekends.
The style is a walk-up service, with dishes served on the counter on a first-come, first-served basis. Sample their brisket (the moist version) for deliciously tender meat, and go for the backyard potato salad as a side.
Whether you want staples like pork ribs or quirky dishes like the Sriracha hot wings, you'll find them here at affordable prices.
Crave Fishbar, located in midtown east, works with Long Island fisherman to source locally caught seafood.
The sea-theme extends from the menu to the decor, where you'll find ropes and submarine-style mirrors. Infatuation recommends the King Salmon Sashimi, with fresh salmon sitting atop avocado and grapefruit, all topped off with a banana vinegar.
Seafood options are seasonal so if you see fried oysters on the menu, order them.
You can also book a private event for groups of eight to 80 people.
This large steakhouse offers an open atmosphere and eclectic dishes curated by Iron Chef Marc Forgione. You'll find everything from bone marrow to chilli lobster marinated in a spicy red sauce and served with Texas Toast.
Try the 28-day dry aged 48-ounce steak or the Tomahawk Rib Eye Chop, cooked with the bone inside.
The atmosphere is laid back, and you can book several of the restaurant's rooms for private events with menu options including hors-d'oeuvres, snack stations, and chef selections.
Located in the West Village, Yerba Buena Perry offers a modern take on Latin American cuisine.
You'll find everything from traditional paella to a trio of fries made with avocado, watermelon, and hearts of palm.
The restaurant interior is lined with textured mirrors that keep it feeling light and airy, and you can hit up their happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Friday, for $US7 drinks at the bar.
Head into the submerged dining space at Lure Fishbar and you'll be transported to a boat setting in the middle of SoHo's hustle and bustle.
The raw menu includes everything from sushi rolls and sashimi to fresh seafood cocktails, but there's also a full menu of cooked dishes, like lobster ravioli and burgers topped with onion rings.
They have a variety of options for parties, and can host both intimate and large groups up to 200 people.
Carbone, in Greenwich village, offers Italian-American cuisine with a modern twist.
Their raw bar goes beyond simple items to include intricate ceviches and salads topped with thinly-sliced fish, and they have an interesting assortment of appetizers.
The atmosphere is elegant without being pretentious and you'll find a selection of traditional pastas that are great for sharing. It can get crowded during prime dining hours, so try to book early for these slots.
Tijuana Picnic's modern Mexican menu is perfect for a large group, since items are typically made for sharing. At reasonable prices, you get a variety of taco options like shrimp and purple potato, vegetarian poblano chilli with goat cheese, and skirt steak with pickled vegetables.
They also have meat skewers, empanadas, and dips as well as large plates for sharing. The inside has two levels, with picnic tables and booths upstairs and a dimly-lit bar area downstairs for more of a party scene.