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edgey NY restaurant for mom and 21 yr old daughter

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  • DFD Feb 9, 2012 01:19 PM
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My daughter and I are in New York for 5 nights during spring break. I'm looing for trendy restaurants with wonderful food. I need one night close to the theater. We're from LA (she's a Berkeley) so looking for fun atmosphere. She loved Tao last time she was here. Also went to Blue Fin before a show--we'd like something different. Afriend suggested Ca Va? Also Beauty and Essex?
Thanks!

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  1. Blue Fin was a good theatre district seafood choice. Becco is good for italian in the theatre district, if your daughter watches the Food Channel, Lidia Basianich is there most nights.
    Minetta's is good and trendy. Buddakan for sure (located by the meat market). DBGB is trendy and the food is good. You say wonderful food. Most of the "wonderful food" isn't really trendy, it's more of conservative people and high prices. Like jean Georges, EMP, Per Se,etc.
    Morimoto is trendy with a good menu. Sushi Samba is still kind of trendy in the W. Village.,
    Kyo Ya is not trendy but it's certainly a great place for a kaiseki style meal in a place with secret toilets ( no signs, sliding wall). maybe WD-50. Sushi Gari is different but maybe similar to sushi Roku in Santa Monica. Kitichai in Soho is a good place to go too.

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    WD-50
    50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

    Buddakan
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    Blue Fin
    1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Becco
    355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

    Kittichai
    60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

    SushiSamba 7
    87 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

    Morimoto
    88 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Kyo Ya
    94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    DBGB
    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: foodwhisperer

      I think that Sushi Samba would be a good choice for a 21-year old. We were there a couple of weekends ago. It was full of 20-somethings, the music was throbbing and there was a "vibe" of sorts that I think would appeal to a younger diner. We went later on a Saturday night.

    2. You should try Ma Peche (French-Vietnamese cuisine). The restaurant is not too far from the theatre district.

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      Ma Peche
      15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

      1. Acme Bar & restaurant -- it doesn't get more fashionable, popular and delicious than this.

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        Acme
        9 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012