P.J. Clarke's at Lincoln Center
This New York institution—first established on Third Avenue as a saloon in 1884—opened a second eatery in the financial district in January 2007 and has a third that opened near Lincoln Center in fall 2007. Sidecar, the Midtown location’s private dining room, has its own entrance, exposed-brick walls, and wooden beams on the ceiling; it holds as many as 300. P.J. Clarke’s on the Hudson seats 225, with room for 300 outside, and the Lincoln Center location has a private space for 300.