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Place to take my teenage sister tonight?

StephInNYC Jul 8, 2011 08:53 AM

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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    kathryn Jul 8, 2011 09:05 AM

    $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
      StephInNYC Jul 8, 2011 09:46 AM

      Before tax is tip is fine.

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

      1. re: StephInNYC
        H Manning Jul 8, 2011 11:40 AM

        How about Rubirosa?

        235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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      hotsauce123 Jul 8, 2011 11:06 AM

      Lil' Frankies 1st Ave and 1st Street.

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

      1. ttoommyy Jul 8, 2011 11:16 AM

        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
          michelleats Jul 8, 2011 11:30 AM

          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

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          AubWah Jul 8, 2011 11:30 AM

          I would go to Cantoon Garden

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

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