Fun birthday spot for 30-somethings - YO to White Plains please!
Hi everyone! Hope you can help me with some suggestions, because I'm drawing a total blank! My friend originally wanted us to schedule her birthday dinner at the Melting Pot, but the group set pricetag was a little too steep for some of the people joining us (7 altogether), so we're now back to square one. Are there any fun, or themed restos (like the Melting Pot) that you can think of in the lower Westchester area -- Yonkers to White Plains? Thanks so much!
Noda Hibachi, in White Plains, is a theme place and the chef puts on a real show right in front of you. Ballet with the salt shakers! Lots of room, and not a chain.
Or, Edo in Pelham or Port Chester with the same theme. Edo is a little pricier than Noda, but is also more attractive.
N.B. The Round/Square tables at these places are also conducive to group dining, conversation is possible with everyone, unlike a long rectangular table...
4787 Boston Post Rd, Pelham, NY 10803
The price would be about $65 per person with tax & tip (not including the b-day girl's amount, of course) -- a bit steep for a chain restaurant -- and too much for us to spend since we'd like to have some $ left over to treat her to karaoke & an after-dinner nightcap!
We'd like to keep the price under $50 per person - if possible.
If you're looking for a lively, fun atmosphere, you can make a reservation at the Cookery for a group that large if it's on the weekend (they take res for any size group Sun-Thurs). I know there are mixed feelings about the noise there, but especially if drinks are involved, I think it would be really festive for a group. Have you been there?
I'm going to Zitoune in Mamk this weekend for the first time, which is "themed" in that it's Moroccan and I think they may have live entertainment at times, so I'll report back on that!
Also fun, though the food is a bit more average than Cookery, for a crowd-- Rye Bar and Grill.
1127 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I saw the price since I was just looking for my bday and wow. I agree. Although a chain we were looking also at PF Changs which is supposed to be fun and has the bonus of indoor parking.
In any case some of the places in this Journal News article sound promising.