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Fun/Trendy Birthday Dinner Reccomendation (~$35pp)

JBG89 Mar 27, 2011 11:25 AM

Hello All,

I'm looking to plan a birthday party within a week for about 6 persons. I'm looking along the lines of something more fun/hip rather than fancy and would like to keep the budget around ~$35pp. Location isnt a big issue, but anywhere midtown/downtown is preferred. I'm not terribly picky about cuisine either, but something interesting would be cool.

This would be for the coming Saturday.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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  1. coasts Mar 27, 2011 01:35 PM

    Spice Market?

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

    1. boredough Mar 27, 2011 01:45 PM

      Zengo on Village Vines (30% discount)

      622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

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      1. re: boredough
        JBG89 Mar 27, 2011 02:01 PM

        Thanks for the recommendations, I will definitely check both out

        For village vines, I see that I pay for the booking now, when I arrive at the restaurant do I need a printout or do I just state my name and they take the discount off?

        Menus seem similar in that they are asian, which sounds good. Any more recommendations between the two, or in general would be great!

        1. re: JBG89
          coasts Mar 27, 2011 02:56 PM

          i took advantage of a Village Vines offer for 30% off at Devi. it included everything but wine. no printout, no code...the waiter simply confirmed that we had booked through Village Vines. it was very discreet, had that been a concern.

          as for the two recommendations, i've only ever been to Spice Market. it was also a birthday dinner for six people. i had called ahead and asked about one of their private rooms. it was above what we wanted to pay, but they graciously offered it to us at no fee. may have been because we were eating early - something like 6pm. food was good and prices were reasonable. the real draw was the space itself. it's a pretty room and definitely interesting.

          1. re: coasts
            JBG89 Mar 27, 2011 03:04 PM

            Awesome, I just tried calling them and the only thing available was 6:15, I suppose im hoping for a cancellation of sorts by Sat.

            If not then I guess it may be zengo.

            Any other recs out there?

            Thanks again

            1. re: JBG89
              coasts Mar 27, 2011 03:19 PM

              looks like everyone is out enjoying Sunday supper. Spice Market is far from your only option, and may not even be your best. it worked well for my group, though.

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

          2. re: JBG89
            boredough Mar 27, 2011 03:58 PM

            The Village Vines restrictions are listed under "terms" of each deal (on the right-hand side). For Zengo the discount does not apply to certain special menus, but does apply to everything else, including liquor. You should have the VV "Unique Receipt Number" with you in case there is a problem, because that is what the restaurant needs to apply the discount. However in all but one of my VV meals, we just told the host/hostess that we had a Village Vines reservation (as they suggest you do) & the discount was applied discreetly to our bill, as coasts said. As for dish recommendations, we went about 4 months ago & don't remember the specifics, just that we really enjoyed it all and have been wanting to go back.

            622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

        2. j
          JBG89 Mar 28, 2011 09:33 AM

          Any more recs?


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            dayzdnc0nfusd Mar 28, 2011 01:24 PM

            I like Supper in the East Village - http://www.supperrestaurant.com/ they have a large basement loungey area with big tables. Prices for food and wine are very reasonable and they don't rush you out, Cash Only.

            Yerba Buena - Perry St. is a little more expensive but definitely a cool scene http://www.ybnyc.com/media/yerbabuena... It may be hard to get a reservation there for 6 for this weekend though.

            156 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

            Yerba Buena
            23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

            Yerba Buena Perry
            1 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

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