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Late to the party Feb 8, 2008 12:57 PM

Disclaimer. This is a BP for a 40 year old bachelor who is finally taking the dip. All other attendee are married and NOT looking to go the traditional BP route. Additionally, the bachelor is a foodie. Therefore, we are looking for some solid recommendations for a destination which combines great food and atmosphere. Most attendees are from Manhattan (the bachelor and I are not) so we'd like to hit a newer establishment. I truly appreciate all suggestions. Thank you.

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    idia Feb 8, 2008 04:54 PM

    Crispo for sure!
    Dovetail is new and making a splash!

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      harrison Feb 9, 2008 01:46 PM

      I'm not seeing Crispo at all for this.

      I'm with Sno and seeing steak...Strip house is good, or maybe go old school at Keens.

      for new maybe craftsteak..

    2. snoballz Feb 8, 2008 08:27 PM

      Strip House befits a bachelor party with the double entendre. It's a steak joint with red velvet walls. leather banquettes, and subdued burlesque art.

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        l
        Late to the party Feb 12, 2008 06:25 AM

        These are great suggestions. One that came my way by a non-hounder was Buddakhan? Has anyone been?

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          LeahBaila Feb 12, 2008 06:40 AM

          You all may actually really enjoy Buddakan. Besides hot eye candy, both the decor and food is great, IMO.

          www.thelunchbelle.com

        2. re: snoballz
          l
          Late to the party Feb 14, 2008 04:15 AM

          I like the Strip House suggestion, but for some reason a steak joint has been excluded by the groom.

        3. l
          Late to the party Feb 13, 2008 07:51 AM

          I'd also love some input on Death & Co, Pegu Club, Little Branch and/or Milk and Honey as a post-dining destination.

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            Sugar Feb 13, 2008 08:30 AM

            Big fan of Pegu Club. Not sure how many are in your party (they have some lounge-style tables they could push together and a few larger banquets (sp?), but if you have something like 10 or 12 people that may be a problem.

            Would probably be a problem at the other places too now that I think about it.

            I would give Pegu a call, I think they take reservations.

            1. re: Late to the party
              JungMann Feb 13, 2008 09:11 AM

              Death & Co. is lively and edgy. Little Branch and Pegu Club aim for a little more refinement, though they are by no means quiet. For sheer cocktail enjoyment, my preference is Little Branch.

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              wingman Feb 14, 2008 07:53 AM

              You might also want to check out the Cuban Club or Havnah Club - it's a cigar club in Manhattan, really upscale. And although not looking for the "traditional" BP route, Roberts Steak house at the Penthouse Club is supposed to have some great steak and gives a little of the traditional BP flare but in an upscale way - may be the best of both worlds for you guys.

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                harrison Feb 14, 2008 09:46 AM

                is havanah club the one in old top of the 6's at 666 fifth avenue? if so, i'm pretty sure you need to be or know a member.

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                cimui Feb 14, 2008 09:58 AM

                I think you might enjoy 230 Fifth Ave. The food is surprisingly good. And the views from the heated roof deck are unparalleled in the city. Cons: pricey drinks, sometimes very slow service. It's a loud, but mostly civilized, party scene.

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                  Late to the party Feb 14, 2008 10:17 AM

                  That sounds intriguing. Would that be a good place for drinks after dinner, as well?

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                    cimui Feb 14, 2008 12:30 PM

                    It's probably better for after dinner drinks than dinner, actually.

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                      Miss Needle Feb 14, 2008 04:54 PM

                      I agree. Good after-dinner drink place. Mostly a 20-30-something crowd.

                2. snoballz Feb 14, 2008 07:28 PM

                  How many are you in this party? If it's not too big and you guys are willing to wait it out a bit, the tavern area of Gramercy Tavern is a great combination of food and atmosphere. Otherwise step it up a notch and and make reservations for the dining room. However, that may be a bit too "tableclothed" for the occasion.

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                    l
                    Late to the party Feb 15, 2008 03:51 AM

                    Looks like we'll be an 8 top. Personally, I love GT. My wife and I have been a number of times. I am not seeing it for this occasion. Looking for a mix of good food but casual atmosphere/service in case anyone gets out of hand.

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                    skepner169 Feb 15, 2008 05:44 AM

                    Buddakhan is a great suggestion. Food is good, atmosphere is trendy and far from your typical bachelor party place.

                    I'd also suggest Buddah Bar in the meat packing district. The atmosphere is fun, big tables, great for sharing. For large groups you can reserve a table in the back area that overlooks the entire restuarant and they have a price fixed menu so you can set the menu before and not have to worry about everyone deciding what they want. We've been there twice....once was excellent, the second time was good, just not great. I think it was an off night though.

                    If you are looking for steaks, my husbands swears by Wolfgang's.

                    http://www.hermanweb.us/2007/03/11/friday-night-at-buddakan/
                    http://www.hermanweb.us/2007/04/07/ou...

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                      Late to the party Feb 15, 2008 07:16 AM

                      The more I read and hear about it, I believe Buddakhan will totally fit the bill. I am loving the suggestion of Buddah bar but it may be too many Buddah's for one to handle. Thanks for the link to the blog.

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                        fein Feb 15, 2008 07:28 AM

                        buddha bar is great for drinks, not so great for food. i definitely think buddakan is the best choice.

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