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May 25, 2010 07:27 PM

sweet 16 ideas

I'm taking my daughter and her friends (total of 20 boys and girls) out in a limo for the night around the city. any suggestions on where to stop(famous landmarks) and dinner. I've been told to ck out stardust dinner or boathouse. pls help!!!

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    1. So much depends on what she likes -- and will you have to park the limo? That will be tremendously limiting.

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      1. re: Whippet

        we are not in charge of parking the limo.

      2. Since this is a board on food, we can only advise on the dinner options. That said, twenty 16 year olds? Here's some ideas: Shake Shack UWS, Carmine's, Patsy's or John's for pizza.

        Shake Shack
        Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

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        1. re: chow_gal

          we have already eaten at shake shack and carmine's (one of our Faves). I think she wants something a little different than she's been before. thanks for your great suggestions

          1. Also, try searching this board with terms like "Sweet Sixteen" and "group of teenagers." This is a common question type.

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            1. re: Whippet

              my daughter is into fashion, loves to dance and have a good time. any suggestions? i think she would love somewhere where there is music she and her friends can dance to but they are only 16

              1. re: momoftoo

                Maybe Budakahn or Tao for dinner. Here is a link to under 21 clubs in NYC.

                1. re: princeofpork

                  I second Buddakan, trendy restaurant and area since she's into fashion, and food is pretty good. If she likes Asian-fusion, it'd be a perfect choice for Sweet 16.

                  I'm NOT a fan of Tao though.

                  75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                2. re: momoftoo

                  Boathouse, this is where our now 19 year old Pratt jewelry designer had her sweet 16
                  Lovely experience good food at fair prices and the rowboats were great fun.
                  Scott's pizza tour does a walking and bus tour of the city's best pizza places my kids love it
                  some of the indie rock concerts are all ages and reeasonable 15 20 bucks each

                  1. re: foodismylife

                    I like the pizza tour bus thing but we have a limo so that rules that out. Tell me more about the Boarhouse. Did you have a pre fix dinner menu or did you do it a la carte. Did you guys use the rowboats?

                    1. re: momoftoo

                      Boathouse could be really nice. Food is not "wow" but pretty good. If I remember correctly they have a private room for larger parties. The rowboats are also lovely if the weather is nice. Make the boys row for the princess ;)

                      1. re: momoftoo

                        my daughter's sweet sixteen was great fun and girls only.
                        the boathouse had a brunch menu i believe and the rowboats are cheap
                        lots and lots of giggles.
                        if you have the cash throw in horse drawn carriage rides.
                        the food is not important, the kids will be too excited to eat.
                        scott's pizza tour is a great great experience
                        scott is one of the nicest person i have ever met
                        his knowledge and sense of humor are off the charts
                        he just held a city harvrest fund raiser last week and we won a free tour for two
                        my son is beyond thrilled

                    2. re: momoftoo

                      For after dinner, and music: back in the day (not very long ago; I'm a year out of college), I loved CBGB and Knitting Factory. I can't think of places with good music and food where I would feel comfortable supervising a group of teenage girls. You might want to think about making these separate activities.

                      1. re: Whippet

                        Both CB's and Knitting Factory Manhattan have closed so those certainly aren't options any more.

                        1. re: Whippet

                          These would have been great but they're close and now with the drinking age being 21 most of these kids wouldn't be able to get in a place like that. Thank you for your suggestions. And BTW it bought me back to my adolesence also. Those were the days...