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Want a funky, different NYC restaurant for my 15th bday!

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At the end of April for my 15th birthday I'm taking about 12 of my friends out for dinner. The price shouldn't be too cheap.. but not extremely expensive. I want a restaurant with a funky vibe, what I mean is cool dishes (maybe even cool desserts) cool scenery, and in a good district in Manhattan. Also good for groups and not too mature.. so please comment and give me ideas! thanks!

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  1. Spice Market?

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    Spice Market
    403 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

    1. Maybe Cafe Mogador can work. It's in the East Village, a neighborhood with a lot of young people.

      http://www.cafemogador.com/default.htm

      You would have order carefully if you have to factor in the tax and a 15-20% tip in your total cost.

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      Cafe Mogador
      101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

        1. don't know why it didn't occur to me earlier, but what about Ippudo? if you can stop by mid-day, you can reserve a table for dinner. walk in, leave your name, party size and the hour that you plan to return, and they'll have your table (close to) ready when your party arrives. it's definitely funky.

          not sure if the large booths can fit 12. you could call and ask.

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          Ippudo
          65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

          1. Is Spice restaurant still over in the meatpacking? that might be a good choice. It's the restaurant above some club (maybe called Highline or something?)

            It's part of the mini-chain of thai restaurants, but is definitely funky, and prices are very good.

            1. are you an uptown 15 or a downtown 15? this is key.

              1. "Extremely expensive" means different things to different people. Give us an idea of how much you'd be spending per person, including tax & tip (I guess we don't have to include wine given your age)