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Dinner recs near Avenue A and 13th Street

I'm looking for a good, moderately priced restaurant near/ish to Avenue A and 13th for a birthday dinner. It needs to be big enough to accommodate 9-12 people. I'd prefer a Spanish restaurant but it's not essential. BN: the dinner will be on a Friday evening.

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  1. These are places that should fit a decent size group, have decent food, and good service (and should be reserve-able). None are Spanish however.

    - Sort of new American (emphasis on local and chef driven): Back Forty is on 12th and B. Redhead is on 13th and 1st.
    - Japanese: Kamui Den is on 12th and A
    - Italian: Luzzo's is on 12th and 1st.
    - Mexican: Mercadito on 11th and B might be too small of a space for your party.

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    Luzzo's
    211 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Back Forty
    190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    Kamui Den
    186 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

    The Redhead
    349 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

    Mercadito
    179 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    2 Replies
    1. re: villainx

      You're recommending Luzzo's for a birthday dinner? It's an extremely casual pizza joint...

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      Luzzo's
      211 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: villainx

        Another for Back Forty.

        I love Spina for italian and they do accommodate parties with a prix fixe menu.

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        Back Forty
        190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

        Spina
        175 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

      2. Casa Mono is not far.

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        Casa Mono
        52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: gutsofsteel

          Casa Mono doesn't do parties of more than six people.

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          Casa Mono
          52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        2. I've been happy with my meals at Supper. Plus, they have large group seatings, as well as a private room.

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          Supper
          156 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

          1. Thanks! I've narrowed it down to a few selections. Do you have any opinions on the following?:
            Euzcadi
            Mercadito
            Pylos
            Yerba Buena
            Casa Mono
            and a bit further away:
            Pipa
            Frankie's 17

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            Casa Mono
            52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

            Frankies 17 Spuntino
            17 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

            Pylos
            128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

            Pipa
            38 East 19th Street, New York, NY 10003

            Euzkadi
            108 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

            Yerba Buena
            23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

            Mercadito
            179 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

            2 Replies
            1. re: khat mange

              Oh, and Tapeo 29

              Thanks again

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              Tapeo 29
              29 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

              1. re: khat mange

                cocktails at yerba buena are excellent and the atmosphere is festive.

              2. I made a reservation for Mercadito. I'll let everyone know how it is.

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                Mercadito
                179 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009