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The best NYC restaurants to dine with groups, by neighborhood

If you're one of those lucky New Yorkers who has 10 or more friends, here's where to take them all to dinner!

From prix-fixe menus to shareable ala carte entrees at communal tables, these restaurants are willing to accommodate large groups of hungry guests.

Pick a neighborhood to meet up and reserve a table!

Harlem: MIST

MIST Harlem (formerly known as Madiba), serves South
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MIST Harlem (formerly known as Madiba), serves South African-inspired cuisine at long communal and large round tables. Groups of 10 or more can opt for the $35, $55 or $75 prix-fixe menu, which includes peri-peri chicken wings, roasted cauliflower and South African Malva pudding cake. 46 W. 116th St., 212-828-6478, mistharlem.com

Upper East Side: Sfoglia

Rumored to be a favorite spot of Sarah
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Rumored to be a favorite spot of Sarah Jessica Parker's, you and up to 12 of your closest pals can dine in the private dining room of this chic Italian restaurant. Larger groups may also reserve the main dining rooms. Feast on antipasti, homemade pastas like Pappardelle alla Bolognese and entrees like Sfoglia's famous Chicken Al Mattone. 1402 Lexington Ave., 212-831-1402, sfogliarestaurant.com

Upper West Side: The Ribbon

If you get a group together uptown, 10
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If you get a group together uptown, 10 of your closest friends can enjoy the private room at The Ribbon with no reservation, if it's available. To reserve, simply call the restaurant and enjoy the secluded space where up to 10 guests can order off the a la carte menu featuring Bromberg brothers favorites as well as upscale spit-roasted dishes, burgers, seafood and special Sunday and Monday fried chicken! 20 W. 72nd St., 212-787-5656, theribbonnyc.com

Midtown West: 21 Club

Consisting of several private and group dining rooms,
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Consisting of several private and group dining rooms, the legendary 21 Club is an excellent spot to host a swanky soiree. Perhaps the most popular room of all, only available for private parties, is the wine cellar in the restaurant's former speakeasy. For 12-22 people, a three-course lunch or seven-course dinner tasting menu with wine pairings will be prepared, starting at $150/person for lunch. Other spaces in the restaurant include the den-like Club Room, The Remington Room and Bar Room, which offer a la carte and prix-fixe menus at varying price points. 21 W. 52nd St., 212-582-7200, 21club.com

Herald Square: Lugo

This Italian restaurant offers family style lunch and
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This Italian restaurant offers family style lunch and dinner options, as well as a la carte options. Eight to 15 people can reserve the high top table and a semiprivate dining room seats up to 33. Share cold and hot appetizers like crostini and meatballs, pizzas, handmade pastas and hearty entrees. One Penn Plaza, 212-760-2700

Flatiron: Tasca Chino

While this Chinese-Spanish fusion restaurant offers a private
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While this Chinese-Spanish fusion restaurant offers a private back room as well as reservations for all party sizes, with no minimum, in their stylish dining room. With an expansive menu ranging from dumplings to paella, you'll want more mouths to try as many unique dishes as possible. Request a cocktail pairing from the beverage director or order a Porron pour, which offers traditional Spanish liquor straight from the spout, ideal for a group. 245 Park Ave. S, 212-335-2220, tascachino.com

Chelsea: Underballs at The Meatball Shop

Beneath the Chelsea location of TMS is underballs,
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Beneath the Chelsea location of TMS is underballs, the private lounge that can seat up to 32 guests for your own balling dinner. Underballs has its own private bar and dining area, separate bathroom, separate sound system (for your own playlist!) and a projector available. Private dinners are served family style ... choose your meatballs, sauces, side dishes and ice cream sandwiches to pass around for $25 a person. 200 9th Ave. themeatballshop.com

Meatpacking District: Toro

Parties of eight to 25 hungry people can
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Parties of eight to 25 hungry people can enjoy the special chef's table family-style menu at this Spanish restaurant. Shareable dishes include dry-aged rib-eye, paellas, plenty of tapas (think seafood, jamon and croquettas) as well as large-format cocktails, like sangria. 85 Tenth Ave., 212-691-2360, toro-nyc.com

Union Square: Irvington

Groups of up to 10 can dine in
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Groups of up to 10 can dine in a semiprivate area adjacent to the Irvington kitchen. This communal "chef's table" offers all of Irvington's menu, which includes plenty of crowd-pleasing greenmarket-inspired fare including various flatbreads, pastas, rotisserie chicken and duck as well as burgers, grilled fish and plenty of shareable plates. 201 Park Ave. S, 212-677-0425, irvingtonnyc.com

East Village: Momofuku Noodle Bar and Ssam Bar

Special menu items are rewarded to those in
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Special menu items are rewarded to those in groups at Momofuku. At noodle bar, reserve a fried chicken dinner for 6-8 people, which will cost a total of $135 and feature two whole fried chickens, one southern style (fried with a buttermilk and old bay batter) and one Korean style (triple fried and served with a light spicy glaze). Sides include mu shu pancakes, baby carrots, red ball radishes, bibb lettuce, four sauces and an herb basket. For groups of more than six, Ssam bar offers a rotisserie duck Ssam feast starting at $60/person for five courses and dessert. 171 First Ave. and 207 Second Ave., momofuku.com

West Village: Decoy

Get down below RedFarm and seat up to
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Get down below RedFarm and seat up to 22 guests at the long communal table at Decoy. Reservations are accepted for parties of all sizes, up to a month in advance with a commitment to the $65 prix fixe Peking duck menu. Enjoy Decoy's famous Peking duck, a choice of small plates, vegetable sides, fried rice and additional entrees (depending on party size) to ensure a complete dining experience. 529 1/2 Hudson St., 212-691-9700

South Village: Adoro Lei

This chic pizza car can sit up to
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This chic pizza car can sit up to 25 people in their lower level private room #HeavenBelow, or more if you want to eliminate seating. The room is set up with a DJ hookup for the ultimate pizza party and a big screen TV, just because. Upstairs, smaller groups can reserve communal tables in the main dining room and pass plenty of shared plates included truffle-honey drizzled burrata, wings with gorgonzola and bacon crumble, petite meatball sliders and plenty of wood-fired pizzas for your whole squad. 287 Hudson St., 646-666 - 5096, adorolei.com

SoHo: Kelley & Ping

This fusion noodle house and craft cocktail

This fusion noodle house and craft cocktail restaurant in SoHo is a crowd-pleaser. Reserve a communal table for 10 or more people and enjoy a family-style feast starting at $30/person. Dig in to party platters like Inihaw na Manok (Filipino BBQ chicken with sticky rice), Korean bulgogi, pad Thai and Chu Chee Salmon with red curry. Bottled cocktails make sharing drinks easy!

127 Greene St., 212-228-1212, kelleyandping.com

Chinatown: Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Make a reservation at New York's oldest dim
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Make a reservation at New York's oldest dim sum joint for 8-70 guests to stuff yourselves like dumplings! Large parties will get a set $45/person prix-fix menu that includes unlimited reorders of 10 selected menu items. Add $10/person for unlimited alcohol and soft drinks. This may be the best all-you-can-eat (and drink) deal in town. 13 Doyers St., nomwah.com

Alphabet City: Babu Ji

Feast like a Babu Ji, aka a neighborhood
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Feast like a Babu Ji, aka a neighborhood icon, with the chef's table menu at this new trendy Indian restaurant. Reservations at the waitlist-only spot are only accepted for larger groups, who can dine on a $50/person tasting menu consisting of appetizers, Indian street food delicacies, curries, kebabs, flavored naan and the now-famous homemade cardamom and pistachio Kulfi frozen pops. 174 Avenue B, 212-951-1082, babujinyc.com

Williamsburg: The Heyward

Escape the hustle of Bedford Avenue and get
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Escape the hustle of Bedford Avenue and get cozy in this Southern restaurant's private wine cellar, which seats up to 14. Shareable menus featuring regional classics like shrimp and grits, crispy braised pork belly and exceptionally crunchy fried okra can be created or guests can order a la carte. Depending on the evening, there may be a per person minimum. The main dining room at The Heyward can also accommodate a party of up to 25. 258 Wythe, Brooklyn, theheyward.com

Downtown Brooklyn: Colonie

Chef Andrew Whitcomb of Colonie personally visits the
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Chef Andrew Whitcomb of Colonie personally visits the farms and producers of the food that makes it into his kitchen, so you can be sure whatever you're feeding your group comes from a great spot. Menus change seasonally and with local availability, featuring dishes including crostini, homemade pastas, cheeses, oysters and both small and large shareable protein dishes. Groups can reserve the communal table with a prix-fixe or shared menu. 127 Atlantic Ave., 718-855 -7500, colonienyc.com

DUMBO: Gran Electrica

Gran Electrica's Mexican menu is designed for easy
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Gran Electrica's Mexican menu is designed for easy sharing and offers a large selection of antojitos (Mexican street snacks), fresh seafood dishes and larger meat and vegetarian specialties. Groups of larger than 10 can enjoy a prix-fixe family-style menu for dinner ($45/guest) and a three-course brunch menu ($35/guest). 5 Front St., 718-852-2700, granelectrica.com

Astoria: Zenon Taverna

If you're going out with a group in
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If you're going out with a group in Astoria, of course you're going to indulge in a Greek feast! Groups of any size can reserve a large table here and order off a selection of prix-fixe family style menus starting at $22/person with options including a totally vegetarian selection, a seafood-focused menu and a Cyprian feast. Supplement with a large menu of daily specials. Groups of 25 or more can also reserve a private banquet room. 34-10 31st Ave., 718-956-0133, zenontaverna.com

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