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Need help choosing a place for B-day dinner

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hungrymind May 4, 2011 04:40 PM

I am looking for a place for this Friday night dinner for 23rd b-day party. Somewhere in the $75 pp range. There will be big appetites in the group of six people so probably french high end wouldn't work. The place that came to my mind was Cookshop. Even though the last time I went there I wasn't blown away with the food. Open to all cuisines. Would like to stay below 34 street but for a great place will travel.
Thank you all in advance.

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    kathryn May 4, 2011 09:33 PM

    Given that it's so last minute and you have a big group, consider places that only take reservations for big groups and those that aren't on OpenTable. Ideas:

    Prune's downstairs table
    Blue Ribbon Brasserie or Bakery
    Peels
    Tia Pol
    Freemans
    Txikito
    Fedora

    Start calling ASAP since you want it on relatively short notice.

    Large format feasts if you are all meat eaters:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/754581

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    Freemans
    Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002

    Tia Pol
    205 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Blue Ribbon Brasserie
    97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

    Blue Ribbon Bakery
    33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

    Prune
    54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

    Fedora
    239 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

    Txikito
    240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    Peels
    325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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      hungrymind May 5, 2011 04:13 AM

      Kathryn thank you so much. These are fantastic choices. I will start calling this morning. Also thinking Perilla might be an option.

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      Perilla
      9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

      1. re: hungrymind
        k
        kathryn May 5, 2011 07:41 AM

        Forgot to mention that Fedora only takes day of reservations. You might have a good shot there.

    2. j
      jbone May 4, 2011 05:40 PM

      what type of food? are you looking for more fun or more foodie?

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        hungrymind May 4, 2011 06:05 PM

        Most of the people in the party are more into foodie experiences. May be some good pre-fix deals? I see that Scarpetta is doing a fantastic deal next week but too late for us.

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        Scarpetta
        355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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