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birthday restaurant suggestions for NYC

dublinchef Apr 16, 2007 10:33 AM

no budget....love all types of food.

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    RGR RE: dublinchef Apr 16, 2007 10:44 AM

    I suppose we could start with Per Se and work our way down... With literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from, you need to help narrow things down with some specifics. How many will be in your party? Any particular neighborhood(s)? Do you want casual or fancy? Do you want a big space or small? Do you want a place with high energy or someplace quiet, civilized, and conversation-friendly? Perhaps, romantic?

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      dublinchef RE: RGR Apr 17, 2007 09:02 AM

      2 people. Somewhere fun (not too loud) & fancy. I'm staying in the New York Financial District, but have no issues with subwaying it to good food.
      I love Indian, Italian, Thai...the list is endless.

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        LFeinberg RE: dublinchef Apr 17, 2007 09:38 AM

        Kittichai, Spice Market, Tamarind

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          FIFO22 RE: LFeinberg Apr 27, 2007 02:01 PM

          I love all three of these that LFeinberg recs.

    2. ChefJune RE: dublinchef Apr 16, 2007 10:47 AM

      In New York you probably are faced with a wider variety of restaurants by type, as well as by sheer number than anywhere else in the world. You really need to narrow down your request just a bit.....

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        psawce RE: ChefJune Apr 17, 2007 09:49 AM

        if you can't narrow it down by food, then what kind of vibe are you looking for?

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          dublinchef RE: psawce Apr 26, 2007 01:38 PM

          hip but not too loud

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            ATreeGrowsinBrooklyn RE: dublinchef Apr 27, 2007 10:00 PM

            Here are a few suggestions:

            Hip Hop Chow - Soul food and Chinese - 2nd Ave between St. Marks and 7th
            Pampano - upscale mexican seafood - 49th & 3rd Ave
            Osteria del Circo - Italian- 55th between 6th & 7th (a little pricey but, they have a prix fixe menu between 5:30 - 6:30 or after 9:30 pm)

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        raybird RE: dublinchef Apr 18, 2007 01:28 PM

        i would suggest babbo for italian and a more formal experience or blue ribbon on sullivan st for raw bar, a wide variety of amazing foods, and a more casual ambiance.

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