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Suggestions for a 21st Birthday??

MAJ317 Apr 14, 2007 08:49 AM

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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    Chicago Mike Apr 27, 2007 01:40 PM

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

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      nycchitownmix Apr 27, 2007 09:38 AM

      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.
      Nacional 27
      Aigre Doux
      N9ne or DB Primehouse for a fun steakhouse

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      1. re: nycchitownmix
        weinstein5 Apr 27, 2007 10:04 AM

        I would also add Heaven on Seven and Mambo Grill -

        1. re: nycchitownmix
          wak Apr 27, 2007 08:53 PM

          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.

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