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I'm looking for a good place for a16th birthday party for a group of about 15 well-behaved teens. Would prefer a private room, and a casual atmosphere. We are foodies, so the quality of the food is important. Has anyone had an experience with the private room at Molly Spillane in Mamaroneck? Thanks to all for your help.

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  1. What about a private table/area at Tarry Lodge? Or, the private room at The Tap House? I think the food at either of those is bound to be better than Molly Spillane. ( no disrespect to that establishment, but you say you are foodies)

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    The Tap House
    16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

    Tarry Lodge
    18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

    1. I've actually had pretty good basic food at Molly Spillanes and the environment is lively and pretty, and thus good for teenagers. The only thing is, depending on the night of the week, it can be extremely noisy. I think a private room might solve that problem.

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      1. re: cloverose

        Thank you both for your suggestions--I can always count on everyone at this site.

        1. re: cloverose

          A friend of mine did a teen party at Molly Spillane's and said that it worked out very well.

        2. My 14 year old and her friends had a wonderful time at PF Changs. They squeezed in tight in the round booths and ate loads of appetizers. Followed by a scavenger hunt in the mall and ice cream at Ben and Jerry's in the food court. It was a very successful party.

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          1. re: debmom

            I am working on a teen birthday scavenger hunt in the Westchester mall. Do you have any tips?

            1. re: photomom

              my daughter actually organized it herself based on one that she found on line--beware security stopped the girls because there is no photography allowed at The Westchester. This was an immediate problem since that was the basic premise, photograph ___. But they still made the rounds-- food court, shops, try on the highest shoes, etc.

              Have fun and happy birthday!

              1. re: debmom

                Try on the highest shoes! Fun idea. Did you prepare the shopkeepers ahead of time? How did you manage without taking photos? What online scavenger hunt did your daughter find? Thanks so much. We have 6 groups of girls, and we need ideas so that they don't overlap.

                1. re: photomom

                  How did your party turn out?
                  I am trying to arrange one for my 10 yr daughter and about 10 girls
                  thanks

                2. re: debmom

                  Hi
                  I am trying to find the correct contact at the mall or which website do you recommend?
                  I am trying to arrange a scavenger hunt at the westchester for by 10 year daughter's bday. Noone has called me back. Do you have any specific suggestions on who to call and the party?
                  THANK YOU!!

              2. re: mykukla

                I don't think anyone at the mall will call you back. They don't really encourage or sanction the scavenger hunts, although if all the kids are well behaved and not getting into trouble, they can't do anything about it. You yourself may have to cruise the mall and create a path/plan for them to follow.
                You could eat at PF Chang's as your culmination...

                1. re: MRS

                  That's true, the mall discourages scavenger hunts but won't stop you if the groups are manageable. We gave each group a camera, and one group was asked by security to stop using it. But if they are discrete and the list of items maybe just in windows (and not inside a store), then little problem. We ate at P.F. Changs and they accommodated us very well (called and ordered ahead of time) along with an outside cake. It was loads of fun.