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Nice bachelorette dinner w/wine pairing downtown 6-8pp (Sat night )?

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Hi. Looking for restaurant suggestions for a nice bachlorette (Saturday) dinner night... good food, with wine pairings for approx. 6-8pp girls. Nothing too loud, nice ambiance, definitely somewhere downtown. Somewhat flexible with price per person but not too expensive.

Just a nice place to celebrate with a bunch of girls over good food & wine! Help.

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  1. This Saturday night? What's the most you're willing to spend per person on just food? Preferred neighborhoods? Cuisines?

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    1. re: kathryn

      WV, EV, SoHo, NoHo, LES... Ideally under $150pp dinner/wine/tip included. Open to cuisine, just somewhere with a nice ambiance... big or small. Food must be good as well as wine. Also, not too loud... so everyone can hear each other without yelling or music blasting.. drink wine pairings and enjoy their food... not rushed.

    2. Depends entirely on how much wine you want to drink, too. One glass per course, I'm assuming. Most places with a decent wine list and a good sommelier will be able to put pairings together.

      Just to get the math out of the way, $150 before tax/tip (÷ 1.2875, assuming a 20% tip) is about $116/pp for food & wine. You can actually do pretty well for that price.

      Here's a few options, the price afterwards is an estimate for (averaged prices) app + entree + dessert + 3 glasses of wine:

      East Side:

      WD-50: $112 (fun food, not noisy as long as you're not near the bar area. Some of the best cocktails in town, too, if you're prone to having a "cocktail course" while perusing the menu...)
      The Orchard: $91 (quiet ambience, nice setting)
      Hearth: $93
      Falai (flagship): $110 (four course prix fixe + wine pairings. Smaller portions than ordering a la carte, but a great deal at the price. You could do three courses a la carte for about $15-$20 less.)

      West Side:
      Annisa: $98
      Mas (Farmhouse) : $100, give or take (wine prices not listed on website)
      Blue Hill: $108
      Recette: $87 (portions are small, though - might want to add an extra savory course)
      Barbuto: $85 / $104 (3 course / four course)
      Colicchio & Sons: $107

      ...that's what's popping into my head currently, at least. You should probably check opentable for open 6- or 8-tops sooner than later as most good places will be booked already, especially for a group that large.

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      WD-50
      50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

      Barbuto
      775 Washington St., New York, NY 10014

      Blue Hill
      75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

      The Orchard
      162 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002

      Hearth
      403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

      Annisa
      13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

      Falai
      68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

      Mas (Farmhouse)
      39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014

      Recette
      328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

      Colicchio & Sons
      85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011