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Apr 11, 2007 08:51 PM

10 person dinner to celebrate grandmother's 80th

Need suggestions on where to take jazzy, fun 80 yo grandparents & rest of family to celebrate grandmother's 80th.

Rest of family is from out of town.

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  1. i just did the same a few months ago and we went to Redeye Grill. Great seafood excellent service, lively atmosphere.

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    1. re: ricky7

      redeye has gotten terrible reviews on this board... can anyone second redeye?

    2. Do you want to go to the Upper East Side?
      If so I highly recommend Kings' Carriage House
      251 E. 82nd Street

      I had my 50Th birthday party there last year, and my family and parents loved it. It has that very special feeling for a little party.
      I found it one day while walking down that block, and fell in love with this carriage house and peeked inside and loved the atmosphere of this place and I asked around and heard the food was very good.
      It is decorated impeccably with beautiful antiques and a small private room for your little party; they have these quaint rooms upstairs. The food is lamb chops, steaks and fish, that type of stuff. They have a price fixed menu and it was well priced for the good quality.

      We were 12 people and it was great fun and the service was incredibly kind and accommodating (I have a very annoying food snooty demanding New York City family) they asked the wait staff for all types of special things and the staff always had a smile and was helpful, I liked the very private feeling of the restaurant.
      You have to go look at the place, your family will love it.

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      1. re: dewdropin

        this looks promising. the menu looks great, for a good price too...

        1. re: future

          My choice would be The Knickerbocker on University & 9th, which works well for a group as the food is good and everybody's tastes and needs can be met. We've taken three generations - and it's our go-to neighborhood place but it's much better than average.

      2. You might want to consider Keens, which has been in its 36th St. location since 1885. In addition to excellent food, what sets Keens apart -- especially for out-of-town guests -- is the unmatchable charm of its old NY ambiance. If your budget could manage it, there are several gorgeous private rooms, one of which, the Lily Langtry, would be perfect for a party your size. However, even if you eat in the main diningroom, you will be surrounded by walls filled with memorabilia. Plus, of course, there are the rows of old clay smoking pipes suspended from all the ceilings, as well as pipes belonging to famous people displayed in cases in the vestibule.

        Best wishes to your grandmother on her 80th birthday!