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35th bday dinner - $60pp including wine

coasts Feb 21, 2010 07:45 AM

i realize there are plenty of birthday threads, but i've read through many and have not found what i'm looking for. next Sunday will be the gf's 35th birthday and we'll be dining with three friends. that's five people for the math deficient! last year we went to Butter and really enjoyed it. i'd like to do something similar but a bit less formal. i'm leaning towards Spice Market, as we've never been and the space seems appealing. while it's critical that the food be great, i also want a place with an interesting decor.

Pranna is another option based on price, menu and decor, but i don't know much about the place.

appreciate any replies.

any neighborhood, any cuisine (except Korean since we eat that almost every day).

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    rrems RE: coasts Feb 21, 2010 12:07 PM

    How about Rhong-Tiam/Kurve? The decor is more than interesting, it's bizarre, and the authentic Thai food is great. There is even a rather oddly shaped table in the front that is specifically meant for a party of 5.

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      coasts RE: rrems Feb 21, 2010 01:30 PM

      appears to have closed, but thanks for the suggestion.

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        rrems RE: coasts Feb 21, 2010 01:59 PM

        The Rhong-Tiam on University Place closed. It has combined with Kurve on Second Ave.

        I just called them and verified that it is still open.

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          coasts RE: rrems Feb 21, 2010 02:15 PM

          thank you. i just spoke with someone there...i couldn't find anything online and menupages shows it as CLOSED! i'll try to pass by there tomorrow to check it out. thanks again

          http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

    2. daffyduck RE: coasts Feb 21, 2010 01:25 PM

      otto? shouldnt be too crowded too since its a sunday but id still get a reservation

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        coasts RE: daffyduck Feb 21, 2010 01:31 PM

        would be good, except that we eat there fairly regularly.

      2. CantStopEating RE: coasts Feb 21, 2010 02:07 PM

        How about Megu, Buddakan, or Asiate? I'm not sure if these will meet your price point but in terms of decor, they're all top notch. Good luck!

        www.inbundles.com

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          kathryn RE: coasts Feb 21, 2010 06:29 PM

          Kuma Inn, perhaps? It's BYOB which should keep costs down, too. Not super interesting decor but it is located on the second floor of a building, and you wouldn't know it was there if not for the sign.

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