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Jan 26, 2011 03:23 PM

Birthday dinner place needed - 15 or so people in about a month!

I want to have dinner with around 15 friends for my 23rd birthday in a little over a month. I'd like somewhere we can make reservations to avoid waiting to be seated. We're pretty loud, so somewhere that could put up with a group of boisterous people in their early 20s. I'd love a party/celebratory atmosphere. We're not super picky with our food, but I have a couple of culinary students in the group and we all appreciate a good meal. I'd like to keep the budget at or under $30-$40 per person, not including drinks, as some of us are still students and on a tight budget. I'd love to go to Blockheads because they have decent food and the atmosphere I'm going for, but unfortunately I'm not sure they could seat all of us as their locations are pretty small. They also don't take reservations. Any suggestions? I know this is a tall order. Thank you!

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  1. Are you attached to Mexican? If not:

    Patsy's East Harlem
    South China Garden
    Carmine's (theater district)
    Turkish Kitchen

    Turkish Kitchen
    386 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

    South China Garden
    22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

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    1. re: H Manning

      not at all attached to mexican. thank you! I'll check them out!

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