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

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    1. re: jbone

      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

    2. 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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      1. re: kathryn

        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

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