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Theme Resturant for 16 Year Olds in NYC!

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zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 11:49 AM

I would like to know a good place for teenagers around the age of 16. I need a place where i can make a reservation in advance and a place where it is not to high in price. The total amount of people is 13 including two adults. I want a theme resturant that would be fun and enjoyable. I perfer no asain or fish food. Thanks for your help!

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    daisy326 RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 12:48 PM

    Hmm well if you're really looking for kitschy theme restaurant- there's always Jekyll and Hyde which is kind of like being trapped in a Disney ride. It's fun and the food is ok but like most of those theme restaurants it's pretty over-priced. How about something like Rodeo Bar/Grill? It's got really good tex mex- there's lots of swag on the walls (including a big bus in the restaurant), and they have some of the best cheap margaritas in town (which you might need if you're in a room full of sixteen year olds :) )

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      pbjluver RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 04:28 PM

      Have you checked out Bowlmor Lanes?

      http://www.bowlmor.com

      1. Chinon00 RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 04:47 PM

        What's the gender breakdown of the teenagers? If it's mostly boys or girls it makes all the difference in the world.

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          zervas_28 RE: Chinon00 Aug 24, 2010 05:58 PM

          It is all girls... something themed that they would never forget!

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            coasts RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 07:49 PM

            nevermind Hawaiian Tropics then!

            seriously though, what about the Boathouse?

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              Chinon00 RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 08:11 PM

              I'm in the city twice a year at best. But I've for years loved Pastis and Balthazar, both reasonably sized rambunctious French bistros with on the mark food. The decor in both is spot on with tiled floors, distressed mirrors, blood red booths for seating and plenty of noise. If I were a 16 year old girl I'd enjoy either with a leaning toward Pastis; which became more of a scene in later years. Either will make them feel older without being too formal. The menu will be broad as well. Note: Both places are ten years old so maybe something new is available but for me French bistros provide the perfect balance between formality (e.g. seafood platter, cheeses, big wine list, etc) and casualness.

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                kathryn RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 08:14 PM

                Sweetiepie?

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                Sweetiepie
                19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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                  zervas_28 RE: kathryn Aug 25, 2010 07:14 AM

                  Sweetiepie looks cute

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                  Sweetiepie
                  19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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                  uwsister RE: zervas_28 Aug 25, 2010 01:22 PM

                  Alice's Tea Cup might be fun for the girls.

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                    Jess321 RE: uwsister Aug 27, 2010 11:19 PM

                    Second Alice's Tea Cup. Especially if you value good food...I've never had anything bad from there, and the scones are absolutely divine. When you walk inside, you feel like you're in Alice in Wonderland. It may be too "little girl"-y (what with the pink and foofy and sparkly everywhere), but I'm in my mid 20s and always like going there, so perhaps 16 year olds would too!

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                    Alice's Tea Cup
                    102 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023

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                daisy326 RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 06:20 PM

                Well my sister went to a "ninja" themed restaurant that she said was really kitschy and fun. Apparently they recreated a whole japanese village inside this building and the tables are in the houses. But you said no asian. I'm sure they might have some kind of steak on the menu.

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                  wench31 RE: daisy326 Aug 27, 2010 07:54 AM

                  What is the name of this restaurant? Sounds fun!

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                    squid kun RE: wench31 Aug 27, 2010 09:06 AM

                    .

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                    Ninja New York
                    25 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

                2. princeofpork RE: zervas_28 Aug 24, 2010 07:10 PM

                  Fish food? What are they trout? Dont you mean seafood? Try Dave and Busters in Times Square. THey will have a blast

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                  234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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                    zervas_28 RE: princeofpork Aug 25, 2010 07:14 AM

                    Yea no Seafood

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                    apples RE: zervas_28 Aug 25, 2010 10:07 AM

                    You could try Max Brenner, http://www.maxbrenner.com/ or what about Virgils BBQ?

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                    841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

                    1. GraydonCarter RE: zervas_28 Aug 27, 2010 08:05 AM

                      http://www.mars2112.com/ sounds really dumb but kids might like it.
                      http://www.hardrock.com/newyork is probably really bad food but kids might like it.

                      1. daffyduck RE: zervas_28 Aug 27, 2010 01:15 PM

                        ellen's stardust diner

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                          madisoneats RE: zervas_28 Aug 28, 2010 04:37 AM

                          Does it have to be theme? They may really enjoy Otto-- my preteens do.

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                            zervas_28 RE: madisoneats Aug 30, 2010 06:48 AM

                            I just thought with a theme resturant it would be more fun and more rememberable.... but thankyou guys so far its been really fun looking at all these resturants its pretty hard to choose

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