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Calling all super-c-hounds! SOS; Putting up the chow-signal

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Hi Everyone,

Need some advice. Got a friend's birthday on (this) Saturday (it's a big Milestone one). She's coming in from down south. She doesn't like French food, or Asian (maybe Chinese) but any other type should be fine; nothing too modern. Can be any neighborhood in Manhattan. She said something about Tavern on the Green, but their food is awful. So a scene-y type place that won't be totally booked up (we have 3 people for 9pm). She sent a link for a seafood shack type place, but it was way too casual more of a take out joint. Right now I'm thinking Pearl Oyster Bar, but would prefer a place that takes reservations as POB will be a mob scene. Budget is high for this but not "Per Se" high. Average entree can be 30 but not much more. Ideas are much appreciated!! Thanks!!!

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  1. Aquagrill and Mermaid Inn take reservations. The food at Lure Fishbar isn't on par w/Aquagrill or MI, but it is good and very trendy.

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    1. re: Lucia

      Forget the seafood and take her to a steakhouse. STK in the meat packing has good food and is a scene as well.

      1. re: princeofpork

        Thanks, Prince of Pork. I sent her that one also. She did mention steakhouses. You are a mind reader!

        1. re: bella716

          i hate to burst yr bubble but STK is usually for out of towners and bridge and tunnel...the food is pretty laughable...as are the prices.

          i suggest perilla if you can get a reservation...or blue ribbon bakery on bedford...you can reserve if yr party is over 5 people...or 6...i forget.

          i also highly recommend cookshop in chelsea.

          1. re: sam1

            We only have 3 people. I'll send her Perilla and BRB. Thanks.

      2. re: Lucia

        Thanks, Lucia. Those are perfect! I sent to my friend. Fingers crossed!