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Sparkles May 10, 2010 07:42 PM

Hi!! Would love some help picking a restaurant for about 8 trendy girls in their 20's for dinner near Grand Central. Only preference is no Mexican...thanks!

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    sugartoof RE: Sparkles May 10, 2010 09:32 PM

    Fun girls shouldn't rule out getting in a cab but....depending on what you want...

    If you must stay in the area, Cafe Centro in the Metlife, and Michael Jordan's in Grand Central are right there. Capital Grille is very close. You can hit up Campbell Apartments for drinks after.

    Close by, some good best are Convivio in Tudor City, Alto, Sushi Yesuda, or Sakagura, Naples 45 for pizza, Oceana, Nirvana for Indian, DB Bistro, come to mind.

    If you're looking for a trendy, young crowd here are probably better spots in other neighborhoods.

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    Sakagura
    211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

    Cafe Centro
    200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166

    Oceana
    120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

    Naples 45
    200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166

    Campbell Apartment
    89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

    Convivio
    45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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      MVNYC RE: sugartoof May 11, 2010 10:30 AM

      Sapphire's might work for 8 trendy girls in their 20's.

      Seriously though, not going to get too trendy near Grand Central. You can get a cab to places south for a small amount of money

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        chow_gal RE: sugartoof May 11, 2010 10:39 AM

        All those places are indeed near GCT, but not fun and not for girls in their 20s. Convivio? Tudor City?

        That area is not fun, not trendy, nor young.You HAVE to get into a cab.

        Closest I can think of that is fun and young would be Mad For Chicken.

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        Convivio
        45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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          owlwoman RE: chow_gal May 11, 2010 11:07 AM

          Asia De Cuba in the Morgan Hotel has always been fun (and hip), there's usually big groups celebrating something whenever we've eaten there.

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          bronwen RE: sugartoof May 13, 2010 08:02 AM

          I would second Campbell Apartment for a fun time after, bellinis at Cipriani are a must too. I'm not being very helpful re: food though but drinks are great around there!

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          Campbell Apartment
          89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

        3. princeofpork RE: Sparkles May 11, 2010 11:07 AM

          You can walk south a few blocks and go to Asia De Cuba. Fits the bill perfectly.

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            small h RE: Sparkles May 11, 2010 11:17 AM

            Maybe Pershing Square? I've been there for happy hour, and I remember it being pretty lively. I wouldn't go there on a weekend, though, since I think it's an after-work type place.

            http://www.pershingsquare.com/index.html

            But yeah, that neighborhood is not exactly trendytown.

            1. LeahBaila RE: Sparkles May 12, 2010 12:14 PM

              I think Artisanal would be fun for your group: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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                Rippin200 RE: Sparkles May 12, 2010 12:19 PM

                If you want to go a little south I'm pretty sure there is a sushi samba down a few blocks. It's only a stop or two away on the Lex line. I'm in my mid 20's also. What kinda scene are you looking for and how far would you travel?

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