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Restaurant Recommendations for either Pizza or Burgers for a fun thirtysomething's birthday?

TastyTreat88 Aug 2, 2010 12:34 PM

Dees anyone have any recommendations for Manhattan-based Pizza or burger joints that offer a great night out for thirtysomethings?


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    Blumie RE: TastyTreat88 Aug 2, 2010 01:00 PM

    Most of the "in" pizza places do not accept reservations. 5 Napkins Burger does, and it seems like the kind of place where a group of friends can have a good time.

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      bookhound RE: TastyTreat88 Aug 2, 2010 01:16 PM

      Molly's is pub with great burgers. Done and done.

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        kathryn RE: TastyTreat88 Aug 2, 2010 02:16 PM

        Depends on how many people you'll have but for a larger group I might do Otto or Arturo's, especially if the latter is planning on having live jazz that night. The non-pizza food is really good at Otto, though, and they have special menus for big groups.


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          Cpalms RE: kathryn Aug 2, 2010 02:25 PM

          maybe consider BBQ, BBQ restauramts tend to be a little more conducive to those types of events....downstairs at hill country is fun, Dinosaur is really fun...

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            lisabnyc RE: Cpalms Aug 3, 2010 08:25 AM

            i second hill country. did my birthday there this year - LOTS of fun and atmosphere was perfect.

        2. daffyduck RE: TastyTreat88 Aug 2, 2010 04:33 PM

          keste? there's plenty of places around that area to hangout.

          1. princeofpork RE: TastyTreat88 Aug 3, 2010 08:00 AM

            Go to Royale in the Village. There is a big garden out back with huge tables. Perfect for a birthday

            157 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

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              Upperwestsider RE: TastyTreat88 Aug 3, 2010 09:35 AM

              Second the request for # of guests--it does make a diff. Pizza? Well there are, of course, many where a group could have a blast (e.g John's , www.johnspizzerianyc.com), but if you are willing to come DT to Stone Street, you won't beat Adrienne's (www.adriennespizzabar.com) with tables outside. To reiterate the point that was made above: They don't take reservations, but there are plenty of places (10 restaurants on one, walk street block) where you could wait or just have burgers.

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