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Suggestions for a birthday lunch

chocokitty Sep 3, 2006 11:35 PM

Hey Chowhounders,
Would anyone recommend a good restaurant for a birthday lunch for my niece's 21st birthday? She's a foodie so, cuisine doesn't matter, and budget restrictions would be under $50pp. Thanks in advance!

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  1. jenniebnyc RE: chocokitty Sep 4, 2006 11:39 PM

    If ALTO still has the pre fixe lunch this could be special and in your budget.

    Make sure you get the polenta with mushrooms and the basic spaghetti and tomato and basil for starters.

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      RGR RE: chocokitty Sep 5, 2006 02:12 AM

      The $24.07 lunch prix-fixe at Alto ended last Friday. It was an extension until just before Labor Day of the Restaurant Week menu.

      There are quite a few upscale restaurants that have well-priced lunch prix-fixes year round, which would enable you to stay within your budget, and which are fitting for a special celebration. Three of my favorites are: Fleur de Sel ($25), Eleven Madison Park ($32), and Devi ($24.07).


      Happy 21st birthday to your niece and Bon Appetit!

      1. MMRuth RE: chocokitty Sep 5, 2006 08:08 PM

        Don't know what area you are looking for, but I was very impressed with the $25 prix fix at Telepan, on 69th, between CPW and Columbus.

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          chocokitty RE: MMRuth Sep 6, 2006 12:15 AM

          I'm pretty much open to any location.

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          fschil RE: chocokitty Sep 6, 2006 01:04 AM

          The Bento Box lunches at Asiate are fabuolus tasting portions, a great deal and the view is to die for - especially for out of towners. Sleek, modern setting.

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