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Birthday Recommendations!!!!!!!!!!!

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clashfan Apr 14, 2010 06:34 AM

I am trying to decide between a few places for my birthday, there will be 4 of us.

1. Aldea
2. Bar room at the Modern
3. Kyo Ya

Trying not to do anything too expensive (EMP, JG). Was recently at Convivio and loved it so will probably stay away from Italian. Anyone have any thoughts on the above or have any additional recommendations. Location not really an issue.

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Kyo Ya
94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Convivio
45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

Aldea
31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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    kathryn RE: clashfan Apr 14, 2010 09:36 AM

    Aldea is great and if you're staying within a budget, really high quality. I find that at Bar Room at the Modern and Kyo Ya, I often stray above what I want to spend. Especially at Kyo Ya since a lot of what they have is flown in from Japan.

    Have you tried Scarpetta?

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    Kyo Ya
    94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Aldea
    31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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      clashfan RE: kathryn Apr 14, 2010 01:17 PM

      Haven't been to Scarpetta but was at Convivio a couple of months ago so would like to do something non-Italian.

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      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      Convivio
      45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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        RGR RE: clashfan Apr 14, 2010 01:38 PM

        Have not been to Kyo Ya, but Aldea and the Bar Room at the Modern are great choices. Of course, the cuisines are totally different: Aldea's Portuguese-inspired Contemporary American vs the Bar Room's Alsatian-influenced French.

        Aldea photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        Bar Room photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        You might also want to consider Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar for delicious Austrian-inspired cuisine.

        Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        On the UWS, there's Bar Boulud.

        Bar Boulud photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        Also Dovetail.

        Dovetail photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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