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Suggestions for a 21st Birthday??

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Our daughter turns 21 in a month and we'd like to make a reservation for a birthday dinner in the city. A fun place, w/good food (of course) & lively atmosphere, not super expensive. Possibly Italian (we've been to Follia several times and love it), or Mexican (we've been to Frontera), Latin Fusion (we've been to Carnivale) or Pan Asian...probably she would NOT prefer: seafood. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Here are some places that I've been to or that I'm dying to go to, but waiting for my parents to take me.... I'm only slightly older than 21.
    DeLaCosta
    SushiSamba
    Nacional 27
    Japonais
    Aigre Doux
    N9ne or DB Primehouse for a fun steakhouse
    avec

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    1. re: nycchitownmix

      I would also add Heaven on Seven and Mambo Grill -

      1. re: nycchitownmix

        Sushi Samba (obviously) and Japonais (perhaps not so obviously) have a large amount of sushi in the menu. Other options as well, but I'm not sure if that would fit the non-seafood criteria. Depends what you mean by Seafood. Otherwise I bet Japonais would really fit the bill. Its a cool place, if a lttle pricey. You can check out their menus on-line.

        If they liked Carnivale, I'd also consider Red Light for Pan Asian. Simlar over-the-top decor in the same West Loop neighborhood.

      2. Coco Pazzo has an expansive vibe about it that seems to work well with celebrations