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lzglenn Mar 9, 2009 07:43 PM

I'm in search of a swanky/chic restaurant in nyc for a group of 13 30-somethings hoping to enjoy a night out in celebration of a dear friend's upcoming nuptials. We want a festive atmosphere but good food too - nothing over-the-top bacheloretty. We had been recommended stanton social, mr. chow, and buddakan, but can't get into the first option with a party of 13, have already been to buddakan and have some people who don't love Chinese food in our party, so mr. chow is out. So, we're back to the drawing board. Can anyone please direct us to a few good options? We would ideally love to stay in the Meat Packing District, Tribeca, Chelsea area (or thereabouts) but can go further.

Thanks so much for your advice/suggestions!!

Lisa

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    notsochubbychubette RE: lzglenn Mar 10, 2009 07:15 AM

    Meatpacking
    Spice Market
    http://www.spicemarketnewyork.com/
    One LIttle West 12th
    http://www.onemanhattan.com/

    Tribeca
    Megu
    http://www.megunyc.com/

    1. LeahBaila RE: lzglenn Mar 10, 2009 07:32 AM

      Tribeca:
      Matsugen
      Marc Forgione

      Chels/MePa:
      Del Posto

      www.thelunchbelle.com

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        intrepid RE: lzglenn Mar 10, 2009 08:02 AM

        places below are either not swanky, or long in the tooth..you looking for newer and cooler??

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          lzglenn RE: intrepid Mar 11, 2009 04:59 AM

          I am looking for something kind of newer and cooler - a festive atmosphere, where the food is actually decent. We have a relatively large party, so the locale would have to be big enough to accommodate a large table. The bride's request was somewhere you have to get decked out and the food is tasty....

          Thanks for everyone's recommendations.

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            LeahBaila RE: lzglenn Mar 11, 2009 05:32 AM

            Maybe you should look in to:
            Shang: www.shangnyc.com
            Morimoto
            Son Cubano

            www.thelunchbelle.com

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              princeofpork RE: lzglenn Mar 11, 2009 02:40 PM

              Look into the private room at THOR. Cool hood, the room is all glass and overlooks the dining room. Great bar scene too.

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                Pan RE: princeofpork Mar 11, 2009 02:47 PM

                I went to a party there probably a couple of years ago, and found the drinks very sweet and overpriced and the food way oversalted and overpriced. Not my scene at all.

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                  princeofpork RE: Pan Mar 11, 2009 02:51 PM

                  How do you make a Gery Goose and club soda sweet? Maybe it was the choice of drinks. However, I have heard mixed reviews of the food.

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                    Pan RE: princeofpork Mar 11, 2009 10:26 PM

                    OBVIOUSLY, if you order a vodka and soda, it can't be made sweet! That isn't the issue. If your vodka and cranberry, for example, is putridly sweet, that means they didn't pour enough vodka and used hideously fortified cranberry juice. Yeah, it's usually somewhat sweet, but this was so bad I still remember it. And it was expensive for such a simple cocktail.

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            UWStoSONO RE: lzglenn Mar 11, 2009 03:48 PM

            Mercer Kitchen would be perfect.

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              chocolatechip RE: lzglenn Mar 15, 2009 02:14 PM

              What about Kittichai in Soho? It's a really nice atmosphere, the food is good and the drinks are great! You can also go before or after (if the season is right) to the rooftop or lounge bar in the hotel.

              1. JodiA RE: lzglenn Mar 15, 2009 03:28 PM

                You should try Macao Trading Company. The downstairs is also awesome and fun after dinner

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