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Birthday dinner for 2 single women

solarlane Jun 4, 2007 09:03 AM

Would love to take a friend to a special restaurant tomorrow night. Somewhere downtown, reasonably priced, fun atmosphere for 2 single women... any ideas?

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    MBea Jun 4, 2007 03:49 PM

    Supper is great Italian in the east village. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere/bar scene I would try Pastis in the meatpacking.

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      kobetobiko Jun 4, 2007 03:16 PM

      You can also try Alta for Spanish tapas and drinks. Very reasonably priced and great for sharing food among friends. Located in East Village.

      If you do a search on Alta you will find some recommendations on dishes from other hounds.

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      1. re: kobetobiko
        elizabeththinks Jun 4, 2007 03:20 PM

        There was just a lengthly recent review posted!

        1. re: kobetobiko
          kobetobiko Jun 4, 2007 03:21 PM

          Just to add on (as I posted to another thread):

          Momofuku Ssam / Noodle Bar for Asian Fusion
          Crispo / Otto / Lupa for Italian
          Degustation for a great small plate tasting (a bit of a stretch but doable)

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          beck Jun 4, 2007 01:56 PM

          Freeman's is reasonable and offers a fun atmosphere. I also like Landmarc in TriBeCa and August in the West Village.

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            elizabeththinks Jun 4, 2007 01:25 PM

            Crispo is reasonable- 2 starters & 2 dinners plus a bottle of wine fed 3 of us for $120 with tip!

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              adrouault Jun 4, 2007 01:21 PM

              fatty crab, definately

              1. Miss Needle Jun 4, 2007 12:40 PM

                I would definitely look on opentable.com to see what is available tomorrow night. Without knowing what you mean by reasonably priced, I would recommend Artisanal (always bustling, even on a weekday), Avoce, Crispo, Eleven Madison, Gotham Bar and Grill, Paradou, Red Cat. There's a 6:30 P at Perilla (Top Chef Season 1 Winner's new restaurant) that has received great reviews.

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                1. re: Miss Needle
                  solarlane Jun 4, 2007 01:20 PM

                  Thanks Miss Needle. Perilla looks nice but definitely out of the budget (for me picking up the tab). Next time...

                  1. re: solarlane
                    RGR Jun 4, 2007 01:27 PM

                    Hey, solarlane,

                    Since people can differ substantially about what "reasonably-priced" means, it would be helpful if you would give us your per person budget, and tell us if that figure includes alcoholic beverages, tax & tip.

                    1. re: RGR
                      solarlane Jun 4, 2007 02:17 PM

                      I would like to spend under a $100 for dinner for 2, wine & dessert w/ candle. Around $30-50 per person. Thanks everybody!!

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