Big Bday dinner for Mom--she loves ethnic and fun places she can't find in the 'burbs
Hi there. There are 6-8 of us for my mom's birthday dinner. She loves ethnic food--Indian, Vietnamese, Thai--but most of the places I go to are too divey or too expensive for the occasion. If you remember OG in the EV, that's along the lines I'm thinking. Good, fun, and I'd say no more than 40-45/head with a drink. I prefer to stay downtown--West or EV, Gramercy/Flatiron etc...Further down is also fine but I'm thinking there are likely the best options in EV.
She also likes yummy comfort food and I am thinking about Northern Spy Co or 6th Street Kitchen. Thoughts? Not sure if Northern takes rezzies but I can call in the AM. If there are others (not Perilla, which we won't get into) you can rec like these, I'm open.
Thanks a mill...
9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014
6th Street Kitchen
507 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
Penang on Elizabeth St. in Chinatown may also be a good pick. It's Malaysian, BYOB, has a fun atmosphere (a little kitschy, but fun...my mom would love it), great for groups, plus has the bonus of feeling a bit off the beaten path. It has a mix of Americanized food for the less adventurous & really good Malaysian specials. (Looking @ $7-$15 pp for the main course.) They have good dessert, too, although it is a couple short blocks to Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
I don't think Penang has a website, but you can find info on it by Googling "Penang Chinatown Restaurant."