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I turn 29 in a couple of months and have been thinking of getting a group together for a large format feast to celebrate the occasion. Amongst the candidates are Resto's large format feast, Ma Peche's beef seven ways and the Breslin's Suckling Pig or Lamb dinner. I wanted to know if anyone has tried any of these meals and their recommendations for any additional spots. Thanks.

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Resto
111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

The Breslin
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Ma Peche
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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  1. Depending upon your size group, I hear wonderful things about Ma Peche's Beef 7 Ways. I love Momofuku Noodle Bar's Fried Chicken, and the Bo Ssam at Momofuku Ssam Bar is also a lot of fun. Have a great time and Happy Birthday!

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    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. Breslin's pig dinner is wonderful but book early for the 8pm seating. Thought the Beef 7 Ways was too much beef actually.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/754581

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      The Breslin
      20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

      1. Did the Big Pig Gig at Daisy Mays and loved it. We did it when you could bring in your own booze so that made it even better.

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        1. re: princeofpork

          The Big Pig Gig is an atrocious rip-off. I did a full pig with some friends recently. For $500 you get:

          - 2 large-ish bowls of sides (we got mac & cheese and collard greens)
          - Texas toast
          - The pig (which was nowhere near 30 lbs), which has been disemboweled before arriving so that what you basically get is a pile of shredded pork in a pig carcass. The skin wasn't even crispy.

          Drinks are extra. EVEN WATER.

          $40pp for basically pulled pork and cheap sides, and the pork was meh. A pulled pork platter, btw, costs about $15 and still includes 2 sides. They should be ashamed of themselves.

          1. re: Schwa

            I did it so long ago , back when it was BYOB. The pig was huge and the ability to bring in a case of beer and bottle of Bourbon made it amazing.

        2. Has anyone tried the Whole Hog dinner at DBGB?

          http://danielnyc.com/deeplink.html#/e...

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          DBGB
          299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: Riverman500

            I did it a few weeks ago. It was very good, the pig is deboned and stuffed with sausage. The bring it out whole and slice the "body" vertically into about two inch thick rounds. It was really good but was way more food than 8 people could ever eat.

          2. I've done the Bo Ssam at Momofuku Ssam Bar and the suckling pig at Breslin. Between the two, I would say that Breslin's suckling pig was a far superior. It came with multiple delicious sides (duck fat potatoes, amazing Caesar salad, roasted fennel) and dessert (chocolate torte with gelato), and was overall a more impressive experience. While the Bo Ssam was tasty, it really wasn't special at all and any sides have to be ordered separately.

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            Momofuku Ssam Bar
            207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            The Breslin
            20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

            1. DBGB also got a large format, suckling pig and if i remember correctly, all you can drink whatever is one tap

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              DBGB
              299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003