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22nd birthday - Need a FUN, LIVELY, place for dinner!

leeanne618 Apr 24, 2009 08:05 PM

I am trying to find a place to celebrate a 22nd birthday. I was looking to go to Johnny Utah's because it looked fun, but I have read some pretty bad reviews about the food. I would like a place that has a great vibe and atmosphere. I have had dinners at Tao and Japonais in the past but am trying to venture out of the Asian themed dinner. I was thinking Stanton Social but I am not sure if I want that scene. Any suggestions??

Please let me know. Thanks so much.

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    ukitali Apr 28, 2009 01:47 PM

    How much are you willing to spend per person? Also if you a do a search for birthday I'm sure you'll find a ton of posts.

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      RGR Apr 28, 2009 01:52 PM

      How about Hill Country? Tasty Texas-style bbq. Boisterious vibe, including live music.


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        fein Apr 28, 2009 02:20 PM

        i would check out xunta. i hear they have flamenco dancers.

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          wcgirl Apr 28, 2009 04:37 PM

          my picks.....all are very different from one another, but cool and fun

          Stanton Social
          Negril Village

          1. malibu Apr 28, 2009 04:52 PM

            Mason Dixon in the LES. Two words... mechanical bull. Pretty good fish tacos and other southern style snacks.


            1. LeahBaila Apr 29, 2009 05:11 AM

              HI Leeanne, here's some of my picks (check them out via menupages.com):

              Tortilla Flats
              Stanton Social
              Aspen Social Club (heard good things, though haven't been)
              La Palapa (on St. Mark's)
              Barrio Chino
              Bar Pitti/Da Silvano/Scuderia


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              1. re: LeahBaila
                eameyer Apr 29, 2009 10:15 AM

                I would skip Tortilla Flats (did my bday there this past year and the food was not good). Aspen is a really pretty restaurant, but AWFUL food. Maybe save that for a time you just want to have drinks?

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                chaz Apr 29, 2009 07:29 PM

                Sojourn-E. 79th St.

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