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Where to go for my bday?

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jes Nov 7, 2007 02:25 PM

Group, not sure the exact number but probably around 8-10, in our mid/late 20's. Will be the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend so reservations are a must. Not too expensive but fun and yummy. Some of the group are not too adventerous so need to be at least some "safe" choices on the menu. Also, I have to make an 11PM train so near Penn Station is preferred (at least near an appropriate subway line). Also, no real dress code, thanks.

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    idia RE: jes Nov 7, 2007 03:29 PM

    Compass.
    It's safe and food's really good.

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      jhggeyser RE: jes Nov 7, 2007 04:39 PM

      "safe." "not too adventurous." "not too expensive." um, Corner Bistro? oh, wait, you want to have reservations..... you could go to Rosa Mexicano, but that isn't exactly birthday-worthy for someone on Chowhound. i say pick new friends. failing that, see if the front table at Lupa is still available at 6pm. but seriously, consider a friend refresh.

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        ChowDiva RE: jes Nov 8, 2007 06:32 AM

        I took a few unadventurous friends to Crispo and everyone really enjoyed both the food and the ambiance. The carbonara is possibly the best pasta dish I've ever had. It's only 1 stop from Penn and relatively inexpensive. There's a little private "nook" that looks as if it would accomodate your group. Enjoy!

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