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Fun, Hip, Relatively Cheap B-day Dinner for 10 mid 20s DOWNTOWN

delish317 Oct 29, 2007 07:31 AM

Would love any suggestions you guys have.

Here is the criteria:

Any cuisine
Fun vibe
Relatively Cheap - including booze could be 40ish per person
Downtown on the east side - LES or EV, etc.
Good for groups (its gonna be mostly girls)

Thanks guys!

  1. v
    vegansusan Oct 29, 2007 01:08 PM

    I'm a big fan of Grape and Grain...but it's wine and beer only. Great food to share. I was at Bonjoo one night (korean) and there was a large party there having a great time (again wine, sake, beer). Frank, Lil Frankies, or Max (Italian). Agozar (tapas), Oliva (tapas), Apple (just check it out...it's asian influenced), Rice (beer, wine,sake) The Elephant (Thai), Zum Schneider (German)

    1. c
      chow_gal Oct 29, 2007 08:39 AM

      Esperanto a bit more hipster cool. Xunta is fun and cheap. Tortilla Flats, fun, mediocre food, tons o booze. This board often suggests Alta to posts like this.(Never been myself)

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      1. re: chow_gal
        maxine Oct 29, 2007 11:32 AM

        I love Alta, but I find it more sedate than fun. And it would be hard to end at under 40 a person.

      2. m
        maxine Oct 29, 2007 08:02 AM

        I always have fun with a group at Xunta on first ave. A few pitures of sangria and a bunch of yummy tapas (the bacon wrapped figs and spicy potatoes brava) and you will easily be underbudget. Just get there early to avoid the crowds.

        1. s
          sam1 Oct 29, 2007 07:34 AM

          max or grotto would be good options...grotto may be pushing it on the price.

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