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Girls Night Out - 4 girls out for a 35th Bday

Where should we go?

I'm thinking we should start with a nice dinner with a good bar scene as the bday girl is single! I immediately thought of STK (either location) but resey's are only available at like 6:15, too early. But something like that. The birthday girl is also kind of picky food wise, so nothing too ethnic will really work. Italian, Steak, American are all good. Preferably in a neighbhorhood where there are some cool places for 30-somethings to get drinks afterwards (i.e., please don't direct us to the Upper East Side).

Bar suggestions welcome too. Thanks!

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  1. Minetta Tavern, Locanda Verde, Scarpetta

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    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: Riverman500

      Minetta reservation isn't until 10:30, which is sorta past my bedtime, but I'll check with her. Does Scarpetta have a bar scene at all? I went there for my bday and LOVED it. I'll look into Locanda.

      Anybody have any other thoughts? Please?

      1. re: secondbecky

        Bar Americain

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        Bar Americain
        152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

        1. re: secondbecky

          I don't know about Scarpetta's bar scene or lack of it, but it's in the Meat Packing District, so an early dinner there and then a short walk to a bar might work out well, if you're willing to be flexible.

      2. Locanda Verde, Otto, Capital Grill, Inoteca

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        Otto
        1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

        'inoteca
        98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

        Capital Grille
        120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

        1. Stanton Social. Beauty and Essex.

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          Stanton Social
          99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

          Beauty & Essex
          146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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          1. re: ukitali

            those were the two I just made reseys at! Bday girl can pick. Thanks all!

            1. re: secondbecky

              Which one will you actually go to?

              1. re: secondbecky

                Stanton Social is considerably younger crowd than 35. Only mentioning that incase the B-Day girl would be bothered

            2. Buddakan has a very happening bar, I know you said nothing ethnic, but i'm sure there is some stuff on the menu your friend would like. You can then go across the street to the roof at the Gaansvoort Hotel Bar and have more fun. If that's too ethnic, just go to Pastis and then go check out the many bar scenes in the meat market area.

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              Buddakan
              75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

              Pastis
              9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

              Plunge
              18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

              1. Valbella, Catch, Abe and Arthurs..I 2nd Budakkan, and also always love Balthazar!
                Also, what about Beauty and Essex?

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                Buddakan
                75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                Balthazar
                80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

                Valbella
                421 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

                Abe & Arthur's
                409 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

                Beauty & Essex
                146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

                Catch
                21 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014