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Aug 24, 2010 11:49 AM

Theme Resturant for 16 Year Olds in NYC!

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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  1. 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 :) )

      1. 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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        1. re: Chinon00

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

          1. re: zervas_28

            nevermind Hawaiian Tropics then!

            seriously though, what about the Boathouse?

            1. re: zervas_28

              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.

              1. re: zervas_28


                19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

                1. re: kathryn

                  Sweetiepie looks cute

                  19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

                2. re: zervas_28

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

                  1. re: uwsister

                    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!

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

              2. 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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                1. re: daisy326

                  What is the name of this restaurant? Sounds fun!

                  1. re: wench31


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

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

                  Dave and Buster's
                  234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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