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Sep 2, 2007 09:35 PM

Recommendations for our daughters sweet 16 with her six bffs?


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  1. In my opinion Dos Caminos in Soho would be a great choice. Reserve a table outside, weather permitting, and they should all have a blast, that is if they like Mexican food. Also they have a great selections of Margaritas that can all be made virgin, they will really feel "all grown up" having cocktails with the adults.

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    1. re: Foie

      Thanks I have heard that this is a great restaurant!

    2. If you can provide more info, such as cuisine or location preference, budget per person including tips and tax, which meal of the day (dinner/lunch?) etc. then we can give you more suggestion.

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      1. re: kobetobiko

        What are Bffs? Buffoons? Buffalos? Buffers? What?


        1. re: idia

          Wow - BFFS - Best friends forever - at least temporarily!!!!

        2. re: kobetobiko

          Dinner - probable budget would be anywhere from $35-$60 per person - thanks

        3. ruby foo's on the upper west side would fit in your budget (look on menupages for the menus of both restaurants).

          1. they dont need fancy..i would go with something basic since my guess is that they are picky eaters......Go to Mangia E Bevi and make sure when you make the reservations you tell them its for a 16th birthday...TRUST ME, they'll enjoy it! They cater to parties..They will have the girls dancing on their chairs!

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            1. re: kcijones001

              'inoteca in the LES- cheap, small plates, loud, fun, accommodating

            2. While I am not a big fan of Stanton Social, for 16 year old girls this is THE place to go. They will have a lot of fun there. And since they won't be drinking, they will have no problem fitting to the budget you stated.

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              1. re: kobetobiko

                Never heard of this place - since we (the parents) will be going with them - is this a place for us as well - not sure if this was a club or a restaurant??

                1. re: mboxermd

                  Stanton Social is a restaurant on the Lower East Side. Small plates menu. Hip vibe. Popular for parties.


                  1. re: RGR

                    Thanks for the advice - the place looks like alot of fun -

                    1. re: mboxermd

                      my son's g bff and crew went to chelsea peir and LOVED it, a club there.
                      ditto on ruby foos for fun, tao maybe also.

                      1. re: mboxermd

                        I'm 10 years older than your daughter and I love the Stanton Social!

                      2. re: RGR

                        I completely disagree on taking 16 year olds to Stanton Social - see my response over here

                        16 is young - take them somewhere fun but not too "scene"-y, because, believe me, the "scene" doesn't like a gaggle of teenaged girls.

                        See my recs in the other post I linked to.

                        1. re: scarlet starlet

                          I completely disagree. No guy would mind a table of 17-18-19 year old girls in an already loud annoying restaurant. Maybe its the self conscious 28 year old women that mind.