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Aug 12, 2010 06:15 AM

Centrico OR Hecho en Dumbo OR something else?

for a group of 8. Looking for a fun place, lively atmosphere where the food is good too.
Either of these fit the bill or anything else come to mind?


211 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Hecho en Dumbo
354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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  1. You can also check out Mercadito or Mercadito Cantina in the east village....Both have great drinks and great food. Cantina is more of a party place with lots of open seating in the front of the room. Regular Mercadito is fun up front by the street, but the main room is in the back area, and is usually quieter.

    Mercadito Cantina
    172 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    1. Alta, Otto, Kuma Inn, Blue Ribbon, Freemans (private room), Tia Pol (private room), Perbacco, 'inoteca, Hill Country, Pylos, Lure, Pastis/Schiller's/Morandi?

      I could have sworn you post very similar questions over and over.... Why are you so often planning last minute large group dinners?

      Kuma Inn
      113 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

      Tia Pol
      205 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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      1. re: kathryn

        That's funny you said that. People always reaching out to me at the last minute. Thanks for your rec's.Not exactly what we are looking for but good places.

        1. re: BLover33

          BTW, there is availability at 5pm, 5:15pm, and 11:30 pm at Momofuku Ssam Bar for the Bo Ssam meal.

          You could also try Back Forty, they have special meals for big groups and do not otherwise take reservations.

          Oh, and Txikito has a brand new private dining room and has started taking reservations for groups of 6 or more.

          Momofuku Ssam Bar
          207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Back Forty
          190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

          240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001