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Nov 4, 2011 03:24 PM

Big group (8-10), short notice, $50 all in - suggestions?

I hate to post something like this, but I find myself in the unenviable position of having to figure out a venue for a last minute birthday dinner tomorrow (Saturday) night. Two weeks ago I might have suggested something like Fish Tag, but obviously it's way too late for that. There are some options on OpenTable in the $$ category, but I realize that I have never been, or don't even know about, most of the places. In the event that there might be a hidden gem somewhere in the endless list of probable duds I thought I might reach out to fellow hounds so... suggestions? TIA!

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  1. Is the $50 all in per person? Or for your entire party?

    1. How about this thinking: think of your favs in the theater district and look for times between the usual theater crushes? Hell's Kitchen (modern Mexican); Toloache; Five Napkin Burger; Marseille; the two larger of the Wondee Siams.

      Just an idea.

      251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

      Hell's Kitchen
      679 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

      Wondee Siam
      792 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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

      1. :) $50 per person. If that were for the entire party I'm sure I could find a McDonald's to accommodate us.

        And thegforceny I like that strategy very much - though I can't say I have a fave in the theater district - so thanks a lot for the suggestions!

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        1. re: snaporaz

          lol, just wanted to make sure. When I first read this it sounded like "all in" was literally ALL in.

          Toloache, as suggested above, is great. I enjoyed my lunch there very much.

          Either Szechuan Gourmet location serves excellent Sichuanese food. Though, I'm not certain what alcoholic drinks are offered, or maybe they're BYOB.

          Trattoria Trecolori is also an old standby for Italian.

          And finally, something not in the Theater District at all, Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese BBQ restaurant, has two locations in Manhattan. I go to the Cooper Square one regularly. Maybe see if they have any availability if you're interested? Only thing is, your party will probably need to be seated at two tables. Not sure if that'd pose a problem.

          251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

          34 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

          Trattoria Trecolori
          254 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

          Szechuan Gourmet
          21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

          805 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

          Szechuan Gourmet
          244 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

          1. re: Cheeryvisage

            Oh, I forgot to mention.... Gyu-Kaku has Happy Hour specials that are like up to 50% off a number of dishes / meats and half off alcohol if you place your order before 6pm.

        2. How about Rubirosa or Kefi?

          505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

          235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012