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lavendula Jul 26, 2009 12:42 PM

Looking for a fun dinner spot for about 10 lovely ladies to celebrate a night on the town.

I live in NYC, so not looking for a big touristy spot - just good food & a lively/fun atmosphere.

I prefer to stay downtown, nothing too heavy and it must be vegetarian friendly too.

Thanks for your help!

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    LBNJNY Jul 31, 2009 07:39 AM

    Could Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking work? It's got a nice busy vibe, great space, good bar to hang in, veg options...

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      maxine Jul 30, 2009 04:19 PM

      Alta
      Mercadito

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        mch Jul 30, 2009 07:59 AM

        if you are looking for small plates with vegetarian options then pipa might be a good option. i have a vegetarian friend who is always happy to dine here. great atmosphere and yummy food. peep is also a good spot for thai good with a vibe downtown. definitely not too pricey.

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          lavendula Jul 30, 2009 12:36 PM

          Ooo, I went to Pipa a long time ago and thought it was good but very expensive. I do remember the sangria being amazing! Peep looks really fun! Can anyone else chime in on their experiences with either?

          Also considering Stanton Social as suggested earlier, and of course, Sushi Samba.

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            kelea Jul 30, 2009 02:16 PM

            I feel it gets knocked a lot on this board but I personally enjoy it. I don't find them particularly expensive considering all the food and yes their sangria is delicious

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              LeahBaila Jul 31, 2009 05:31 AM

              Peep is good, but I would also recommend looking in to Aja Asian Bistro on 6th Ave. I think it's more festive and "bachelorette party-ish."
              Stanton Social would be fun
              Freeman's

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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                lavendula Jul 31, 2009 04:14 PM

                Will check it out, thanks!

                Hey, are there any good burlesque shows that you guys could suggest? Maybe one with dinner, or near one of these places?

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                  maxine Aug 1, 2009 03:38 PM

                  Duane Park has a burlesque shoe Friday nights. I have never been but I heard good things about it and the food there is pretty good.

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                    LeahBaila Aug 3, 2009 07:27 AM

                    You're welcome.
                    While I haven't been, I've heard good stuff about "The Box." I *think* you can also reserve via opentable.com!

                    www.thelunchbelle.com

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              hungry329 Jul 29, 2009 08:05 PM

              I hosted a hen night party at Merkato 55 last year. The space is beautiful and fun, not touristy. The menu is diverse, and the drinks are great.

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                lavendula Jul 30, 2009 07:54 AM

                Boqueria sounds good! I love tapas from San Sebastian, but yeah, not to many to choose from for me. I don't think they take reservations either :(

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                  prdct Jul 30, 2009 12:49 PM

                  Boqueria Soho does take reservations for parties. I went to a party for about 15 people there last yer and it worked really well and did not turn out too expensive. They do a prix fix for groups. I would ask them about the veggie issue--I bet they would accomodate.

                  as for Sushi Samba, I the food is medicore, but you may have to compromise on food to get the scene and price range you are looking for.

                  How about Otto?

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                    kathryn Jul 30, 2009 01:52 PM

                    Otto has good food but I'm believe they make you do a prix fixe for big groups.

                    The prix fixe is $40pp but you can add on unlimited wine for $20pp.

                    If this is in your price range, it's a good choice but isn't as "celebratory" as other places.

                    http://www.ottopizzeria.com/private_d...

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                      lavendula Jul 30, 2009 03:36 PM

                      YES, I totally thought about Otto but was thinking it might not be as celebratory, like you said. That is a great price.

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                        kathryn Jul 30, 2009 05:33 PM

                        Maybe with enough wine, anything is celebratory! And it does get pretty lively in there.

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                    kathryn Jul 30, 2009 01:50 PM

                    Boqueria *only* takes reservations for large groups.

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                  RGR Jul 29, 2009 02:27 PM

                  How about 'inoteca? I've only been to the Third Av. branch, which I liked. But everything I've heard about the original location on the LES has been extremely positive.

                  http://www.inotecanyc.com

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                    lavendula Jul 29, 2009 07:21 PM

                    hmmm. i actually love inoteca but go there all the time. any other ideas, help!!

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                      lavendula Jul 29, 2009 07:34 PM

                      OK, is sushi samba a respectable foodie establishment? I went there about 6 years ago and remember having a great time...

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                        RGR Jul 29, 2009 08:01 PM

                        Perhaps, Boqueria? I've never been, but it gets lots of praise. There are two locations: Flatiron and SoHo.

                        http://www.boquerianyc.com

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                          kathryn Jul 29, 2009 08:12 PM

                          I found Boqueria to be good to very good, but it might be on the pricier side once you include all the wine. The Soho location does, however, have two large U-shaped booths in the back that face one another. Would be good for a large party. However, the menu is not super-vegetarian friendly. I think there's only 4-5 vegetarian dishes, plus the cheese menu options.

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                      UWStoSONO Jul 26, 2009 02:31 PM

                      One Little West 12th. Mercer Kitchen. STK - I'm sure they have big salads there.
                      Stanton Social.

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                        lavendula Jul 29, 2009 02:23 PM

                        Haha, I'm the vegetarian, no steakhouses please! Mercer also does not have enough veggie stuff. From your list, Stanton looks best, but not overly thrilled.

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