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*Need a miracle: expert Chowhounder help pls

Need a place anywhere in Manhattan that is:

Upscale (price is not a problem)
Any neighborhood
Funky, but not like down-home funky, but hip and different
NOT Sushi
Also, food must be decent.

This is the kicker: everywhere is booked. Suba, Public, Tasting Room, WD50, Red Cat---all booked

I need from 7pm-8:30 for seven people for this Saturday.

Any ideas?

Please... I will be very grateful for help. :)

Rose Water..Thanks..about Yakitori Totto..I called was hung up on and then busy signal...

Any others?

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    1. re: rose water

      Rose Water..Thanks..about Yakitori Totto..I called was hung up on and then busy signal...

      Any others?

    2. the pickings are slim, but have a look at opentable and see what you can get.

      seems to me that the best option would be to call the places that don't take reservations, unless you're a large group, like blue ribbon and landmarc.

        1. re: noot

          Thanks Noot.
          I'm not sure Periyali is hip enough. Thanks though!!

          Anything similar to the TAO vibe (they are booked).

        2. Buddakan? They can accomodate larger parties

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          1. re: kelea

            Thanks, Kelea forgot to mention I did call Buddhan and they are booked.

            Good call though right on the money!! Similar to that!!

            1. re: stella10022

              Along the same vein - sharing plates, good cocktails - what about Kittichai?

              1. re: nikky

                too bad kittichai was booked? had some stupendous meals there before and great for large groups.

          2. Perhaps, Amalia? It's on 55th St., b/t B'way & 7th Av. Delicious Mediterranean cuisine. As regards the ambiance, I thought the decor was beautiful with a very hip feel, i.e., more downtown than midtown. Even though you'd be going during pre-theater time (restaurants in that area tend to empty out around 7:45), it's a big place, and it's relatively new, so you might have a good chance of getting a table. Their website is still under construction, but the telephone number is there: http://www.amalia-nyc.com