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Meal for a King - Medieval style dining

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Freyman Apr 25, 2011 11:23 AM

I'm looking to host a medieval party for work (Just wrapped on a tv show about kings and knights). Basically, we'd like to eat good food and have drinks in a medieval style setting. The obvious choice is Medieval Times in NJ but we want a place more like a bar or restaurant so we can interact and socialize with each other. Also, the place must be in Manhattan.
I've had trouble finding places with medieval theme/feel to them and I would settle for a old british/celtic/tavern look or a place that has good hearty meats on the menu. Does anyone have any good ideas?

Thanks!

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    Mr Porkchop Apr 25, 2011 01:22 PM

    This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Naked Gun: "How about dinner? l know a place that serves great Viking food." It's too bad I can't think of a place that fits the bill as this sort of historical eating can be excellent. I just recently had a wonderful Medieval meal at Old Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn, Estonia, which may as well be Queens.

    Have you considered a German spot? Lederhosen in the West Village has an okay meat heavy menu and big tables where you could clink oversized beers.

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    Lederhosen
    39 Grove St, New York, NY 10014

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      redfish62 Apr 25, 2011 01:40 PM

      No forks, eat with your hands, throw the bones on the floor, dogs scattered all over the place, everyone eats and drinks until they pass out ... I could go for that.

      1. jon Apr 25, 2011 02:14 PM

        what about keens in one of the upstairs rooms?

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        Keens
        72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

        1. _emilie_ Apr 26, 2011 06:57 AM

          What about beers at Burp Castle (since its got that whole faux castle/monastery thing going on) and then dinner below at Jimmy's 43? The food won't be medieval but its often meaty, and I think with a healthy imagination one could "pretend" its a medieval venue.

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          Jimmy's No. 43
          43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

          Burp Castle
          41 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

          1. JungMann Apr 26, 2011 07:15 AM

            The Slaughtered Lamb has a medieval dungeon theme in their lower level. I can't speak to the quality of the food, but the ambience is certainly right.

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            The Slaughtered Lamb
            182 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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              beevod Apr 26, 2011 07:18 AM

              I've always wanted to joust with a loin of pork.

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                nlmnyc Apr 26, 2011 04:50 PM

                Radegast Beer Garden in Williamsburg. Hands Down....

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                  Mr Porkchop May 1, 2011 04:08 PM

                  It sounds like the OP needs to stay in Manhattan, otherwise (the now closed?!) Viking's Dungeon in Astoria would have been perfect for some drinks:

                  http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/-Za1MN...

                  I think Brooklyn hipsters would be a little too anachronistic anyway, unless you found some guys with really good beards dressed like they're from 12th century, which isn't as difficult as it sounds.

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