Birthday Party in NYC
My daughter is planning an 18th birthday party for 10 in a Manhattan Restaurant next Saturday night. Suggestions for a place that's lively, a little bit elegant, and will be about $50 per person (remember they can't drink). Thanks.
You might want to consider Bocca, on 19th St., b/t Park Av. S. & B'way. Very good Italian food, friendly service, and contemporary decor that has a hip feel. We were there on a rather quiet Friday night in June not long after it first opened, but since then, reports on this board indicate that when it's busy, it's very lively.
Barbounia, on the corner of Park Av. S. & 20th St., serves pretty good Greek food -- mezzes are great for group sharing -- in a huge, attractive space that has a bit of elegance about it and is always very lively.