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Apr 29, 2009 12:14 PM

Rec needed for 13yo girls' dinner, midtown west

Hey Folks,

I'm entertaining twenty 13yo girls for my daughter's birthday in a month's time.

Any recs in midtown west (this will place us nicely for the movie that we'll go to afterwards).

Thank you.


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  1. Havana Central is usually good for large groups and might be fun for the girls. I've done a large party there and they were able to accomodate us with a set menu, which is always easier than a la carte.

      1. re: kernel

        You like the food there? I gave up on Dallas BBQ a lot of years ago. Their food was so fatty, that as far as my stomach was concerned, it was as if I had drunk kerosene.

        Havana Central, on the other hand, has been fine when I've gone there.

        1. re: Pan

          For 20 teens the food will be fine and it'll go easy on Mom's pocketbook too.

          1. re: kernel

            McDonald's would probably be fine for 20 average teens, too. You assume these teens have no taste in food, right?

      2. it is in chelsea so a little south of what you might want but il bastardo might be a good choice. they even have a back back room that would fit the group comfortable. good italian not expensive but has a fun vibe with out being over the top.

        1. John's Pizzeria, Angelo's Pizza, Ruby Foo's (they'd think RF's was "cool")

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          1. re: LeahBaila

            ruby foo's is an awesome idea. not my ideal place right now, but from 13-16, i'd have been totally thrilled!

          2. How about Vynyl? May be a bit too north for you. I took a mature 10 year old there after a matinee and she liked it.