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Birthday for a 17yr old Girl

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tdavis1198 Sep 10, 2007 04:17 PM

I am coming to NY in late Sept with my family (3 kids). Its my daughters 17th birthday and I would like to take here somewhere interesting, different and special in Manhattan. Any suggestions?

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    pacz RE: tdavis1198 Sep 10, 2007 04:19 PM

    what are the ages of the other children. What neighborhood? Any special type of food?

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      tdavis1198 RE: pacz Sep 10, 2007 04:28 PM

      Other kids are 14 and 11. No special type. I want something more for the ambience and "being different" as opposed to the culinary arts.

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        pacz RE: tdavis1198 Sep 10, 2007 05:14 PM

        That being the case, I would check out Mars 2112 and Jekyll and Hyde Club. Both are theme restaurants with the food being what you would expect in a theme restaurant. I think that Mars 2112 has the better food, but I haven't been to either in a couple of years. In any event, both are fun for the kids.

        http://www.mars2112.com/

        http://www.jekyllandhydeclub.com/spla...

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          BW212 RE: pacz Sep 10, 2007 06:07 PM

          Would Mars be too juvenile for a 17 year old's birthday?

          We took my 15 year old nephew to Cowgirl in the West Village which he liked. Also, I joined some visiting friends of ours at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square (It was a step up from Fridays which I managed to talk them out of: "No, no you can't come to NYC and eat at Fridays! You just can't!"). I must say I was amazed by the FABULOUS rock memorabillia collection there. It's really museum quality.

          I thought the food was ghastly, but I had a surprisingly fun time at the restaurant and my friends teenagers LOVED it.

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      kobetobiko RE: tdavis1198 Sep 10, 2007 06:29 PM

      You can try Otto. Great for all ages and group, and I see people celebrating something there. The gelato will make the 11 and 14 year olds happy.

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        nyebaby37 RE: tdavis1198 Sep 11, 2007 06:20 AM

        Mars 2112 and Jeyll are HUGH ripoffs, WORST service and food too. What about someplace fun like the Chelsea Pier? Lots of stuff to do there. Or maybe TAO?

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          samiam123 RE: tdavis1198 Sep 11, 2007 08:57 AM

          My kids love Shun Lee Cafe-great food-dim sum and chinese, lovely atmosphere.

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            idia RE: samiam123 Sep 11, 2007 10:21 AM

            Don't diss this: Kids would love Ruby Foo in the theater district on Broadway.

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