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KamsMom Nov 11, 2011 09:27 PM

I am trying to get a group of my coworkers out on a saturday night. Dinner and maybe some sort of show. Not a show on broadway but something entertaining. Any suggestions?

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    Pan Nov 12, 2011 12:39 AM

    Your question is too broad. If you can give us a price range, preferred cuisines, and preferred neighborhoods and tell us how large a group you're talking about, then we might be able to give you pertinent recommendations. Also, is this for tomorrow (technically today)? That's an important question because it's too late to get recommendations for Saturday on the same day, especially for large groups, so then waiting times become an issue.

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      KamsMom Nov 12, 2011 04:09 AM

      Sorry. I am new at this. Would be a saturday night. 40-60 per person price range. Were are tryng to plan this for after then holidays. So maybe january. Probably around 10-20 girls. Ages from 30-50. Food type is open, except no sushi.

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        Pan Nov 12, 2011 10:31 AM

        OK, that's more info, but still: What part of town do you prefer? Is that price range inclusive of drinks, tax, and tip? You might want to check on Open Table for restaurants that take reservations for parties of that size and then ask for our opinions about those restaurants.

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          KamsMom Nov 14, 2011 03:27 AM

          Drinks not included in that's price range. Its didnt really matter what section. I came accross lucky chengs. Its looked likes fun, but its not mandatory were go there.

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            stefathena Nov 14, 2011 11:14 AM

            try Buddakan. it's very possible to eat there on a smaller budget. lots of small plates. it's got a nice atmosphere and very girly.

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            Buddakan
            75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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              Pan Nov 14, 2011 09:18 PM

              Lucky Cheng's is noplace anyone goes for food. I've never been there, but no-one I know who's been there thought it was worth going to even once.

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              Lucky Cheng's
              24 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009

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                KamsMom Nov 15, 2011 03:18 AM

                Ok. So any suggestions then? Were are looking for a place with food and entertainment.

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                  ukitali Nov 15, 2011 01:04 PM

                  Unfortunately great food and entertainment usually do not go hand in hand. If you're not picky at all about the food I'm sure Lucky Cheng's will be a blast. As an alternative you could have dinner in the East Village and then go to the EastVille Comedy Club on 4th St for some laughs and drinks.

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                    uwsister Nov 16, 2011 04:54 PM

                    Yeah, but if one's not picky about food, why would he/she post an inquiry on Chowhound? (IMO) I've been to Lucky Cheng's many times, but I probably ate there maybe twice, and not on my own accord. You are right though, great food and entertainment don't usually co-exist. OP, what kind of entertainment? Like bands, comedians? Or simply a bustling scene with beautiful/interesting people?

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                    Pan Nov 24, 2011 12:27 AM

                    With the caveat that I have yet to go there, if you like barbecue and jazz, perhaps Blue Smoke, which has the Jazz Standard, a jazz club with an excellent schedule of well-known artists. Check the cover charges, though; they might price you out.

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                    Blue Smoke
                    116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

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                      kathryn Nov 24, 2011 09:04 AM

                      The Jazz Standard is a serious jazz club, though, so no laughing/talking/etc., right? People may shush you or ask you to be quiet.

                      Not exactly the best choice for a girl's night out IMO.

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                        Pan Nov 25, 2011 01:57 AM

                        I haven't been there. At the Village Vanguard and Birdland, you must be silent, but at the Blue Note, which also has a stellar lineup, people do chat while the music plays. And there are also the times between sets, most everywhere.

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                        Birdland
                        315 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

                        Village Vanguard
                        178 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                        Blue Note
                        131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

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                          princeofpork Nov 25, 2011 06:19 AM

                          A "bunch of girls from work" and jazz club do not work well together.

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                            Pan Nov 25, 2011 12:21 PM

                            I dunno, I know quite a lot of women who like jazz. (and if talking is an issue, there's always Arturo's, where you can have pizza in the other room and then hang out at the bar afterwards and listen to the jazz closer-up without anyone shushing you if you aren't super-loud), though they mostly wouldn't like Lucky Cheng's. But the problem is, whereas there are some places with jazz clubs that have decent food or better, where is there any other kind of place with live entertainment that has decent food? Whereupon, I think ukitali's advice may be best: Choose the entertainment you want, but eat somewhere else first. And unfortunately, since we're not supposed to focus on anything but food and drink on this site, the best we can do is say: Do some research, let us know which places you're considering for entertainment, and then we can discuss places to eat near them.

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                            Arturo's
                            106 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

                            Lucky Cheng's
                            24 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009

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