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

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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

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

    1. 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

        boqueria doesn't accept reservations

        tia pol

      2. Casellula in Midtown

        1. 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

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

          2. 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.

            1. 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...)