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Apr 19, 2010 07:43 PM

Bo Ssam Alternative for Foodie Birthday?

We're having a small birthday dinner for two foodies and eight or so others (so, around ten people in total,) and were thinking a Bo Ssam at Ssam Bar would be perfect. Unfortunately, we weren't the only people with that idea, and the date we wanted, a Saturday, is booked solid. With this in mind, what other places might be good? We're a little stuck for ideas. Somewhere around the intersection of cool, fun, lively, interesting, good for groups, adventurous, not outrageous, good drink having, foodie friendly and above all, delicious(!), is where we want to be! East/west village and lower east side-ish are good mid-point neighborhoods, but really anywhere under 23rd would be fine.

Thanks so much for your help!!! Know that you'll be saving the day for some great people with your suggestions!!!

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  1. Resto's Large Format Feasts
    The Breslin's Suckling Pig Dinners
    Daisy Mae's Big Pig Gig
    Alta's "The Whole Shebang"

    111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

    The Breslin
    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    1. I've heard good thing about Resto's Large format feast as well.

      111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

      1. I did the big pig gig with about 20 people. Had a blast. Great pictures with the pig head.

        1. tapas at Pipa or Boqueria.

          38 East 19th Street, New York, NY 10003

          53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

          1. Back Forty does a hog roast (one week advance reservation required) and a couple of other family style meals options.

            Back Forty
            190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009