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Unfortunate birthday; need fun place

almondjoy66 Dec 17, 2007 10:46 AM

I have the unfortunate birthday (day after Christmas), and the double whammy of it being my 30th. Um, and I'm new to New York.

Most are burnt out after the holiday and revving up for New Year's. Any ideas for a fun, not too expensive place?

Dinner will be followed by bowling, just to give an idea of how casual.

Thanks for suggestions.

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  1. LeahBaila RE: almondjoy66 Dec 17, 2007 10:52 AM

    Preferred part(s) of town? Cuisines?

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    1. re: LeahBaila
      almondjoy66 RE: LeahBaila Dec 17, 2007 11:11 AM

      Any cuisine, and I think we are bowling at Bowlmor, so probably mid-town and below.

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      idia RE: almondjoy66 Dec 17, 2007 10:52 AM

      Crispo is the ticket!
      Don't cry, next to me you're still a baby!
      Happy Birthday

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      1. re: idia
        gramercyfoodie RE: idia Dec 19, 2007 05:03 PM

        I like the Crispo idea.
        Chinatown Brasserie is fun and as long as you watch what you order it isn't too expensive.

      2. JungMann RE: almondjoy66 Dec 18, 2007 06:09 AM

        Well if you want to stick relatively near Bowlmor, you can go to Crispo, Salam, Highline, Alta, Lupa, Mercadito Grove, Mexicana Mama, etc. You have quite a wide swath from which to choose.

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        1. re: JungMann
          Nikki NYC RE: JungMann Dec 19, 2007 05:28 PM

          Salam is a fantastic suggestion!

          1. re: Nikki NYC
            Stuffed Monkey RE: Nikki NYC Dec 20, 2007 07:59 AM

            I'd go with Alta.

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