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Dec 3, 2008 04:55 AM

Argentinean Restaurant for a party?

I am helping to host a bachelorette party and the bride and groom met in Argentina. We were hoping to find an Argentinean restaurant in Manhattan that would also be fun for a party. Good food, not too too expensive (30-40 pp before drinks) and preferably a good vibe and the capacity to have 10-15 people at one table. Any recs?

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  1. Food isn't foodie, but you could do worse than Novecento in Soho, which also has a branch in Buenos Aires, if I'm not mistaken.

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    1. re: brownhound

      Novocento fits the bill but I don't care for the food. It's a small international chain with six branches at last count.

      Industria Argentina is large, stylish, fun, and feels like it's right out of Palermo Soho (in BsAs). The prices on the regular menu are at the upper end of your range. I'd call and see if they are willing to do a set menu for your large group.

      1. re: brownhound

        Although the food may not blow you away at Novecento, the steaks are good and the vibe is perfect for a party. Loud music, great drinks and a party atmosphere.

      2. I have never been to this place on the UES but maybe this will fit you description.

        Hacienda de Argentina ((75th St btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)

        1. Azul on the LES is a pretty fun Argentine place. It is on Stanton and Norfolk or Suffolk. At least they have Sweetbreads and Morcilla unlike Novocento where I went for Lunch yesterday and they told me they no longer carry those authentic Argentine items. Hacienda de Argentina is a little stuffy for a party, for a dinner date it would be better. I haven't been to Industria yet but I did talk to a friend who liked it.

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          1. re: mpatrissy

            I've been to both Azul and Industria Argentina. I think they're owned by the same people. So their menu should be similar. Azul is very small and probably couldn't accomodate a large group. I would imagine IA could put together some sort of prix-fixe or group menu which would be in your price range.