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good place to bring small group (4-6?) for birthday cocktails & tapas?

usernameistaken Jul 2, 2008 12:37 PM

any cuisine, budget isn't too big of a concern but try not to get too crazy

midtown preferred but will go downtown if you can think of a extra fabulous place :)

non-frat or non-diveish, shabby chic is fine, group is late-20s/30somethings

thanks so much!! <3

  1. cestmoi15 Jul 3, 2008 10:09 AM

    I like Xunta (1st ave around 11th) because its usually really laid back, Salt bar on Clinton is nice too, but can get too crowded on weekends (what doesn't, but still...)

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      claire de lunacy Jul 2, 2008 03:16 PM

      I really love 1492, on clinton street between stanton and Rivington.
      There's a beautiful outdoor garden, and the the food and vibe is great.

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        Eat Me Jul 2, 2008 02:00 PM

        Alta is great for Italian tapas. If you are willing to go downtown, Stanton Social is a fun spot and Las Ramblas in WV has great Spanish tapas but the restaurant is very small.

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        1. re: Eat Me
          Stuffed Monkey Jul 3, 2008 07:22 AM

          Alta isn't Italian, it's somewhat Spainish,somewhat Global. I highly recomend it.

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          Lucia Jul 2, 2008 01:46 PM

          Casellula in Midtown

          1. Spends Rent on Food Jul 2, 2008 12:44 PM

            Boqueria sounds like it might fit the bill, it's on 19th between 5&6.

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            1. re: Spends Rent on Food
              bykim1 Jul 2, 2008 12:50 PM

              boqueria doesn't accept reservations

              tia pol

            2. kcijones001 Jul 2, 2008 12:41 PM

              I love, love, love Pipa (19th btwn B'dway and Park)

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