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5 14 year olds before Blue Man Group

harrison Dec 17, 2009 12:37 PM

Looking for ideas on something different. Maybe a little funky compared to their endless diet of suburban applebees etc.

Trying to stay in neighborhood (Lafayette/Astor). Cuisine is open.

Casual. Was thinking something like Stand, but perhaps a few blocks closer.

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    chow_gal Dec 18, 2009 06:51 AM

    ACME is fun southern grub with a honkeytonkish decor. Chinatown Brasserie offers upscale Chinese but not too odd or intimidating for 14 yr old suburban tastes.

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    1. re: chow_gal
      trixareforkids Dec 19, 2009 10:18 AM

      I have a 14 year old and he loves Momofuke Ssam bar.

      1. re: trixareforkids
        CMG920 Dec 19, 2009 10:25 AM

        Gyu Kaku could be fun for them.

    2. smokeandapancake Dec 18, 2009 06:10 AM

      funny. im heading there myself (taking two 14 year olds) and we are heading to THE SMITH afterwards.

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      1. re: smokeandapancake
        harrison Dec 18, 2009 06:16 AM

        I did think of that and its on the list. I'm leaning towards Otto - maybe a couple of blocks extra, but I want to see them try the olive oil gelato!

        1. re: harrison
          smokeandapancake Dec 18, 2009 06:20 AM

          otto is one of my favs...jkust make sure you make reservations and BE PREPARED to still wait to be seated. that's the one hting I cannot stand about that place. reservations mean nothing. It just means at some point you will sit...if you dont make reservations, forget it.
          Gyu Kaku could be fun for them too.

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