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

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    1. re: idia

      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. 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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      1. re: snoballz

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

        1. re: Late to the party

          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

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

        3. 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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          1. re: Late to the party

            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

              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.

            2. 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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              1. re: wingman

                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.

              2. 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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                1. re: cimui

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

                  1. re: Late to the party

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

                    1. re: cimui

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: snoballz

                    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.

                  2. 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.

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                    1. re: skepner169

                      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.

                      1. re: skepner169

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