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Oct 29, 2008 02:45 PM

BYOB restaurants with good food?

Would like to plan a surprise birthday party at one of the reasonable restaurants in Manhattan. Does anyone have recommendations? We are open to all ethnic foods! Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions.

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  1. Sip Sak ($10/bottle)
    Nook (no charge)
    Compass (20/bottle)
    Pam Real Thai
    Vice Versa ($20/per)

    1. Wondee Siam I (Thai)
      792 Ninth Ave

      Tartine (French)
      253 W 11th St

      Cube 63 (Sushi)
      63 Clinton

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      1. re: italianagambino

        Tartine is just OK, imho.
        It might not do well for a surprise birthday party that the OP needs because, 1st, it may be too tight/small for any party that's larger than 4 people; and, 2nd, as far as I know the restaurant does not take reservations and surprising somebody who'd be waiitng in line with the rest of the party may be kind of difficult.

      2. I attended a group dinner at Afghan Kebob House in Hell's Kitchen last night. Food was tasty and it was BYOB.

        1. While most BYOB places are a bit cramped for a birthday party, Sticky Rice on the LES would be good.

          1. went to cortodito last night on ave b & 3rd st. tiny place but the food was good. not mind blowing but still yummy. would go back but don't get the pineapple/avocado salad, boring.