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Sep 20, 2007 12:49 PM

Need a new favorite place for family birthday meal

I need to make a reservation for a birthday dinner with my family for a Friday night in October and I'm at a loss for ideas.

IItalian and French are probably safest for this group, as long as there are good seafood options. In the past we have enjoyed Lupa, Artisanal, Balthazar, Grange Hall and Lavagna. I need a new favorite in a similar price range to any of these - hopefully below 23rd Street and not too loud or trendy on a Friday night.


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    1. My favorite is Spanish. El Charro Espanol at 4 Charles in the Village (just off Greenwich AVE.) Great food, family friendly, excellent service. It's getting so I can't count any more the number of occasions we've celebrated there.