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Oct 18, 2011 08:25 PM


So i'm turning 21 next week. and i plan on celebrating it with a group of friends my idea is to head out to a restaurant for maybe a total of 8 people.
I really wanted to go to Sofrito but they're book at the time i want.
I want a place that's nicely decorated, good food! tasty desserts. Nothing asian.
Um i dont know help!!!
or maybe some live entertainment as well.
Damn sofrito.

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  1. Try Nuela or Empellon - both are Latin restaurants at around the same price point as Sofrito and are also good for groups. Not sure about live music though.

    400 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

    43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

    Empellon Taqueria
    230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: Riverman500

      Empellon is fantastic, but a bill for 8 people is likely to exceed $600 if everyone has two cocktails or more. also, while the drinks are nicely mixed, they're not that strong.

      i would look at Havana Alma de Cuba. they have live music on certain nights and the food is some of the best Cuban in Manhattan.

      that said, i much prefer Empellon over HAdC, but be cautious of the cost.

      Havana Alma de Cuba
      94 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014

      Empellon Taqueria
      230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

    2. May I suggest that if you still have time, please edit your post's title to something a bit more catchy and descriptive of your query than just "restaurant." You may get more hits that way. :)

      1. You might try Boom on Spring St in Soho - They have live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
        Food is italian - very good for sharing dishes.

        152 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012