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dani327 Mar 8, 2008 07:56 AM

hey guys, i was thinking of having a birthday dinner saturday night at the highline restaurant. It seems like a really cool place to have it, but i just want to know how the area is. I've never been to the meatpacking district, so please tell me if its a shady area, or just crowded or whatever. Do you know if its difficult to get a taxi back to penn station around like 12 am from highline? ( reviews for highline are also appreciated( how the food is, prices, atmosphere !!)

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    Lau Mar 8, 2008 11:09 AM

    atmosphere is decent and probably a decent place to have drinks and a bday party, but the food is absolutely horrible...one of the worst meals i've had in the city (thai or otherwise)

    i'm not a huge fan of most of the restaurants in the area for their food (drinks and hanging out are good though)...try morimoto which i think is one of the few decent restaurants in the area

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      dani327 Mar 10, 2008 06:00 PM

      yea i really hope the atmosphere is good? do you know if there is dancing there in addition to dinner? i heard there's dessert on beds upstairs...?

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        Lau Mar 10, 2008 06:08 PM

        yeah its a reasonable nice place and it's got a reasonably cool vibe...i dont know about upstairs (haven't been upstairs), there maybe dancing

        there are a ton of clubs and bars in the area (off top of my head, PM, Cielo and Tenjune all have dancing and are within a block of it) although if u may want to make reservations for a table or definitely plan ahead if ure going to any of the places around there (not sure what your budget is, how many people ure with, ratio of girls / guys)

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          LeahBaila Mar 11, 2008 06:04 AM

          The atmosphere is great...Chic, hip and sexy

          www.thelunchbelle.com

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            JungMann Mar 11, 2008 06:29 AM

            Atmosphere is great and not too expensive for that neighborhood. There are indeed "beds" upstairs, but your choices are not limited to just dessert there. There *can* be dancing downstairs if you choose. We chose. And we had fun.

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              dani327 Mar 11, 2008 03:46 PM

              thanks so much! you guys all really helped me!!

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          skepner169 Mar 8, 2008 08:18 AM

          Highline is a great place to have a birthday dinner. The food, which is Thai-ish, is good and not overly expensive. The atmosphere is trendy with a cool modern design. The restaurant is located in the popular meat packing district amongst a bunch of other high-end trendy restaurants and boutiques. The drink selections are terrific too and while it has been a couple of years since I've been there, the service was very good - quite surprising for a trendy place.

          www.hermanweb.us/category/food-reviews/

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            idia Mar 8, 2008 10:43 AM

            Another you might want to consider is Ono.

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              JungMann Mar 8, 2008 04:49 PM

              I have to second the above opinion. My friend had a birthday party there last year and it was a fantastic time. Food is good if you know what to order. But where they fall, it's only because the dishes are mediocre compared to where they shine. Drinks are great and made to your specifications (e.g. Splenda instead of simple syrup).

            2. The Chowhound Team Mar 8, 2008 08:06 AM

              Hi all--just a reminder to keep your discussion focused on food suggestions at Highline. The character of an area and transportation to and from are off topic on this board. Thanks!

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