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Restaurant recommendation for parents weekend at Columbia.

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qwertyuiop Oct 4, 2011 02:05 PM

We would like to take our son and some of his friends out for dinner when we visit for parents weekend on Oct 14th. The restaurant does not need to be in Morningside Heights and from what our son tells us about the food at Columbia a good meal would be appreciated.

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    RGR RE: qwertyuiop Oct 4, 2011 03:04 PM

    Your request is much too broad as there are literally thousands of restaurants in Manhattan. You need to give us specifics so we can narrow things down and provide appropriate suggestions. What cuisines do your son and his friends (and you) prefer? Any avoids? Casual or fancy? And give us your per person budget for *food only*, keeping in mind that you will have to add the cost of beverages (the legal age in NYC for drinking alcohol is 21) nearly 9% tax, and 20% tip.

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      qwertyuiop RE: RGR Oct 4, 2011 06:09 PM

      We would like a nice casual restaurant with entrees around $20-$25. Not sure what friends he is inviting and what they like so a menu with a range of options would be helpful. Our dinner group will probably be about 8-10 people.

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        Simon RE: RGR Oct 4, 2011 06:16 PM

        legal age is 21, but in most all restaurants in NYC, a group of college students accompanied by their parents could drink as much wine as they pleased :)

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        Bkeats RE: qwertyuiop Oct 5, 2011 06:48 AM

        When I was at CC, the local fancy place that the parents took us to was Terrace in the Sky. It might be a bit higher than your price range but I have fond memories of the place and the spectacular view from top of Butler Hall.

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        Terrace in the Sky
        400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

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          americanafan RE: Bkeats Oct 5, 2011 05:44 PM

          Terrace in the Sky filed for bankruptcy in March and is permanently closed.

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          Terrace in the Sky
          400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

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            squid kun RE: americanafan Oct 5, 2011 07:30 PM

            Wonder when it actually closed its doors. There are Yelp reviews as recent as 9/16 (giving no specific date) and one from 8/10 by someone who said she ate there that day.

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              uwsister RE: americanafan Oct 6, 2011 04:12 PM

              I ate at Terrace in the Sky this summer - I can't remember exactly when it was, but it was definitely after March. I don't think it's closed. With that said, I wouldn't exactly recommend it either - food was maybe a little above average at best and definitely did not warrant their rather high prices. Totally overpriced for what it is. Add to that tired, outdated decor and subpar service. The view is nice though.

              I second Red Rooster.

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              Terrace in the Sky
              400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

              Red Rooster
              310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

          2. Winterpool RE: qwertyuiop Oct 5, 2011 08:37 AM

            If you can obtain a table, Red Rooster might be a good choice: it has a well-known ('celebrity') chef, wide-ranging but casual cuisine, and a diverse NY population. It's theoretically within walking distance from the university (about a mile?).

            http://redroosterharlem.com/

            http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/din...

            It's a -very- popular restaurant, so I'd telephone in advance and discuss your party size with them.

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            Red Rooster
            310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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              UpperWestFam RE: qwertyuiop Oct 5, 2011 09:43 AM

              Gennaro's (Italian) on 93rd & Amsterdam. aged (steak, continental) on 89th & Broadway. Regional (Italian) 98th & Broadway. Gabriella's (mexican) 93rd & Columbus. Turkuaz (greek/mediterranean) 100th & Broadway - they have belly dancers!

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              Gabriela's
              688 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025

              Turkuaz
              2637 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

              Gennaro
              665 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

              Regional
              2607 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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                AnnaNYC RE: qwertyuiop Oct 5, 2011 08:42 PM

                Pisticci, on La Salle St, less than a 10 minute walk north of Columbia is a good bet. Excellent Italian food, warm atmosphere and can accommodate a party of your size. Max SoHa is another good one, but it's quite small.

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                Pisticci
                125 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

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                  michelleats RE: qwertyuiop Oct 5, 2011 09:54 PM

                  If you can get a reservation, Winterpool's suggestion of Red Rooster would be a great fit for a group of your description.

                  If you can't swing it, these are a short subway ride or healthy walk away:

                  Five Napkin Burger
                  Kefi
                  Thai Market

                  And you might find something you like in this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/807299

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                  Thai Market
                  960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

                  Kefi
                  505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

                  Five Napkin Burger
                  630 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

                  Red Rooster
                  310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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