Best Restaurants for Group Dining in NYC

October 25, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

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Buddakan
Asian · Chelsea · $$$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.1

"Stunning" decor lends a "dark, sexy" backdrop to the "trendy" scene at Stephen Starr’s Chelsea multilevel "mega room" , a "bigger-than-life experience" where the "energetic" crowd is "blown away" by "flavorful" Asian dishes; just "bring earplugs" and sufficient funds to cover the "splurge."
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
Korean · Murray Hill · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.4 · Service 4.0

You can "taste the difference" in the "top-notch" meats at this K-town "winner" from a South Korea–based chain, where the "elevated" BBQ is grilled tableside by "efficient" servers; since it’s "so crazy popular" , be ready for "crowded" conditions and a "wait time."
Mission Chinese Food
Chinese · Lower East Side · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.9 · Service 3.9

"Exciting takes" on Chinese cooking can be found at Danny Bowien’s "hip" LES hang that offers "crazy delicious" Californian Sichuan fare known for its "mouth-tingling" spice; a "cool crowd" fills the "boisterous" digs, where "powerful" cocktails come in handy during the "long waits."
Toro
Seafood · Chelsea · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

"Crazy-creative" small plates and other "awesome" Spanish dishes meet "killer cocktails" at this "sceney" Chelsea "tapas heaven" where "well-informed" staffers preside over a "huge" , industrial-cool space; what’s "vibrant" to some is "deafening" to others, but overall it’s a pretty "amazing experience."
Rosa Mexicano
Mexican · East 50s · $$$
Food 4.0 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

You "can’t beat" the "famous tableside guacamole" and "potent" pomegranate margaritas at this "upbeat" chain, a "tried-and-true" source for "sophisticated" Mexican cuisine; tabs run a "bit high" , but the "festive" atmosphere makes for a "fun scene" that’s "especially good" for groups.