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Jul 8, 2011 08:53 AM

Place to take my teenage sister tonight?

Need a suggestion for a place downtown to take my 16-year old sister tonight who is visiting the city. Want a place where someone her age won't look particularly out of place, but will seem fun and "New York-y" to her. Trying to go no more than $35 a person without drinks. Would love to be able to walk in, so we're flexible on time.

Past hits with her and friends have included Frankie's Spuntino, Motorino.

Any thoughts?

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

349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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  1. $35pp before drinks, and also before tax and tip?

    If you can stand the wait, I'd try to walk into somewhere like maybe Spotted Pig or Lupa? New York-y + no reservations usually reads like a McNally, Chang, Bloomfield, Batali restarant request to me.

    170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

    Spotted Pig
    314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: kathryn

      Before tax is tip is fine.

      Would ideally not like to wait for a couple hours...

      1. re: StephInNYC

        How about Rubirosa?

        235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

    2. Lil' Frankies 1st Ave and 1st Street.

      Lil' Frankie's
      21 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. Otto has a cool, young vibe and has good food in your price range.

        1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: ttoommyy

          Right -- I was going to mention Otto, too. Also maybe the Artichoke Basille's in Chelsea. It's a nice place to sit and you can walk on the New York-y Highline before or after.

          114 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        2. I would go to Cantoon Garden

          South China Garden
          22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013