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Need 23rd Birthday Restaurant Suggestions...

missgri Jan 20, 2010 06:35 AM

Hi there!

My best friend's birthday is Saturday and initally she wanted to go to Spice Route (i.e. trendy, midpriced, can stay later for drinks after the meal, etc.). Spice Route cannot accomodate our party of 10.

I am in desperate need of similar reccomendations?
She's open to almost ANY type of cuisine!

But I know she's keen on funky decor (she likes things deemed as "trendy"...not my style... but after all, its her celebration) and the ability to have a few drinks after the meal.

Thank you SO SO much!!!!!

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    missgri Jan 22, 2010 04:58 AM

    Thank you everybody for their great suggestions!

    I sent them all to her and although we are definitely going back to check out Watusi... she was able to score a reservation at Ciao Wine Bar (big points in her opinion for it being "new" on the scene).

    Will definitely report back on how it goes.

    THANKS again!

    1. Dimbulb Jan 21, 2010 03:17 PM

      Bar Italia on College. Food's serviceable, it's big and it turns into a lounge scene after 10. And no one goes there anymore, so you'll get a reservation.

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        MeMeMe Jan 21, 2010 05:34 AM

        Watusi on Ossington is pretty funky - and they have a similar style menu to Spice Route. Plus - there are plenty of bars along the route for your after dinner wanderings.

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        1. re: MeMeMe
          Rabbit Jan 21, 2010 06:04 AM

          Watusi might be a good choice because it's also a little more budget friendly than Nyood, Kultura, Sopra, Roosevelt.

          1. re: MeMeMe
            c_snapper Jan 21, 2010 02:32 PM

            i second the watusi suggestion.

          2. ingloriouseater Jan 20, 2010 12:11 PM

            nyood on queen west or the new ciao wine bar in yorkville

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            1. re: ingloriouseater
              visualhornet Jan 20, 2010 09:22 PM

              pravda vodka bar might be what you're looking for.

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              missgri Jan 20, 2010 08:55 AM

              Thank you very much for your help...

              I think Blowfish, Marben, Ame are a bit high on the price range and I think Terroni is a bit to casual...

              But thank you kindly - - please keep them coming!

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              1. re: missgri
                joellita Jan 20, 2010 11:55 AM

                Perhaps - sopra upper lounge, maro, roosevelt room - which should all fit the "supper club" theme

                Otherwise, brassaii is mid priced but not open late but great for a drink afterwards

                Maybe Kultura?

                1. re: joellita
                  tasoid Jan 20, 2010 09:11 PM

                  FYI, Brassaii is closed for renovations. What about Czehoski upstairs?

              2. Rabbit Jan 20, 2010 07:11 AM

                Blowfish, the Drake, Marben, Ame, Pravda...

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                  currycue Jan 20, 2010 06:55 AM

                  10 people is kind of hard to book. Right off the bat I'm thinking Terroni on Adelaide.

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