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May 7, 2012 02:22 PM

Belated Mother's Day dinner

My brother and I can't be with my mom on Mother's Day so we're going to celebrate with a dinner a few weeks later on 6/3. Would like to keep it around $40 a person for food only. Preferably Union Square, Flatiron, EV, Greenwich Village locale (Chelsea or W. Village is ok too).

Her preferences: likes Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, Tapas, plenty of veggie/fish options (she eats meat but not often), cozy, lively space (nothing too formal), wine/cocktails

I was thinking ABC Kitchen or Empellon Cocina? She/We tend to go to a lot of tapas places (small, sharable portions appeal to her) and she's liked Casa Mono, Alta, Tia Pol, Las Ramblas, Oleana (Boston) and Estadio (DC).

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  1. Empellon is great but the plates are a little hard to share sometimes, but that's my only complaint.

    ABC would be good, too, but not quite as modern. Very Mom-friendly decor but it can get loud. I'd book ABC ASAP. I only see late tables available on OpenTable right now for 6/3.

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks, I have a 5:30 reservation for ABC right now.