- Restaurant reservation website OpenTable just announced its list of the 100 best restaurants for group dining.
- 20 of those restaurants are located in New York City.
- The list was determined by the frequency with which users marked restaurants as being “great for groups.”
Nothing can ruin an extended family gathering like slow service or messed-up orders at a restaurant that has trouble accommodating large parties. With the holidays near, it will be even more important that diners find restaurants that won’t leave their families restless.
Reservation website OpenTable just released its 2017 list of the 100 best restaurants for group dining in the United States. The list was generated from over 10 million user reviews, and restaurants were chosen based on the percentage of reviews that included the “great for groups” designation. You can see the full list here.
New York City topped the list with 20 restaurants. Here are the ones that made the cut.
- Facebook/ABC Kitchen
The vegetarian-friendly restaurant sources many of its ingredients locally and makes sure that none are produced with pesticides or GMOs.
Located in SoHo, Balthazar is known for baking its own bread and pastries.
Beauty & Essex
- Facebook/Beauty & Essex
This restaurant’s Lower East Side location includes a fully functioning pawn shop, which customers pass through before reaching the dining area.
Blend on the Water
- Mike S. / Yelp
This Latin fusion restaurant has a strict dress code requiring customers to wear formal attire.
- Yelp/Elexus H.
Located in Greenwich Village, The Boil serves its seafood Cajun-style.
- Facebook/Buddakan NYC
Buddakan’s New York City location is known for having loud, excitable patrons, according to Zagat.
This Italian restaurant is known for serving large, family-style portions.
This seafood restaurant seats 400 people over three floors.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Aside from its award-winning steak, Del Frisco’s is known for having an excellent bar and wine list.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
The franchise opened its first location in the Brazilian countryside in 1979 and expanded to the US in 1997.
- Yelp/Gallaghers Steakhouse
Located near Times Square, this steakhouse has a humidity-controlled meat locker that can be viewed from the street outside.
This Lebanese restaurant hosts a DJ on weekend nights.
- Yelp/Saori K.
Keens is noted for its decor, which includes 90,000 clay pipes on its ceilings.
Quality Italian’s food and decor is inspired by Italian butcher shops.
- Yelp/Red Rooster Harlem
This Harlem institution published a cookbook and hosts live music throughout the week.
- Yelp/Julie A.
Since opening in the East Village in 2007, The Smith has opened three more locations in New York City and one in Washington, DC.
- Facebook/TAO Downtown
Tao’s locations in New York and Las Vegas have become nightlife hotspots for celebrities.
Tavern on the Green
- Yelp/Tavern on the Green
Before becoming a restaurant, Tavern on the Green was built to hold sheep that grazed in Central Park in the late 1800s.
Tony’s Di Napoli
Dishes at Tony’s Di Napoli are optimized for large groups, with each holding enough food to feed up to three people.
Vandal’s menu takes a global approach, with dishes inspired by Peruvian, Greek, and Thai cuisines.