hey, follow up: all 1.5 weeks of planning went to **** when i started listening to a woman
ended up with no rez, and walking in to my fallback Tao only to realize how much of a cluster it is on weekends. (too clubby.)
hopped a cab to flatiron and went to Tamarind on the rec of my colleague. this saved the day as the food was excellent, affordable, and well suited to my audience's diet constraints. our waiter was terrible, but overall great experience.