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The Standard, DBGB, Waverly Inn, Minetta Tavern?

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Boyfriend's B'day coming up. We're taking our 17 & 18 year old foodies. Suggestions?

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Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Waverly Inn
16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014

DBGB
299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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  1. What exactly is your question? Do you mean which out of the 4 restaurants mentioned has the best food? To clarify, your party includes you, your bf, and your children who are 17 and 18?

    1. Are you taking your 17/18 year old children meaning you are about 50/60 or do you mean you are much younger and taking 17/18 year old guests with you. Please say. Thanks.

      1. I think Minetta Tavern has the most accomplished kitchen, but that's a pretty random group of restaurants. What kind of food are you looking for?

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        Minetta Tavern
        113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

        1. DBGB. It's pretty good, but make a reservation.

          Reservations at the other two places are impossibly hard, and only in the case of Minetta Tavern might the extreme effort be worthwhile.

          1. I would take my 17/`18 year old foodies to DBGB but I would want to celebrate my birthday at Minetta Tavern

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            Minetta Tavern
            113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

            DBGB
            299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

            1. Sorry for the confusion, the birthday dinner is for my 46 year old boyfriend, his 17 year old daughter and my 18 year old son. My boyfriend just took the 4 of us to WD-50 and we loved it. I'm looking for a cool, good restaurant, though not quite as expensive. I'm also considering Shang and Perry Street. I made reservations for Father's Day for brunch at DBDG's. Thoughts?

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              WD-50
              50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

              Perry Street
              176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

              Shang
              187 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

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              1. re: ocdgirl

                There are a ton of good and cool restaurants in NYC, but I wouldn't really call Shang that great.

                What's the most you're willing to spend per person, including tax, tip, and wine/drinks (wine and cocktails for you, perhaps sodas for the teens)?

                Additionally, when is the birthday celebration? Many restaurants book up well in advance this time of year due to weddings, graduations, Father's Day, and tourists in the city.

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                Shang
                187 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

                1. re: kathryn

                  I'd say around $50 per person. We were thinking of Shang because we all watch Top Masters. What about Perry Street or what else would you recommend?

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                  Perry Street
                  176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

                  Shang
                  187 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002