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cool place in village/soho/tribeca to celebrate 21st bday

Jamaica Jul 22, 1999 02:24 PM

I am in search of a moderately priced
restaurant($10-15 entree, about)with a great
atmosphere, really good food and with a good wine list
to celebrate my birthday with a large group (11-14) of
20-somethings. Something that would satisfy vegetarians
and carnivores and doesn't necessitate sharing due to
varying tastes. Was thinking a french bistro or
italian, but I am open to all suggestions. Looking for
somewhere fairly swanky, but a place that will let us
stay awhile after the meal is done, and hopefully close
to bars for after. Thanks for any possible ideas.

  1. m
    mitchw Jul 23, 1999 03:34 PM

    You might try Velli, an Italian "bistro" on Houston
    Street between Sullivan and MacDougal, I believe.
    Prices are extremely reasonable, food is good, and
    you're certainly within walking distance of many
    places to party after your meal. Cash only.

    1. b
      blanche Jul 23, 1999 02:05 AM

      Il Buco is quite swank. Try to sit in the wine cellar.
      supposedly that's where Poe got the inspiration for
      "The Cask of Amontillado". a little more pricey but
      atmosphere is aweso

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      1. re: blanche
        Brett Jul 24, 1999 07:05 PM

        If you want small & French, try Copal @ 311 Church
        Street just below Canal. Great French food, good wine.
        Moderate, but below uptown cost for the same food.

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