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Group of 12 (including kids) in greenpoint/ Williamsburg or Sunnyside/Woodside

donovt Jul 27, 2012 12:18 PM

Looking for a place to take my mother for her birthday. There will be 9 adults and 3 kids, not many adventurous eaters in the group. Best bets food wise wood be Italian or very basic American. I know it's not much to go on, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Money is (almost) no object. Thanks!!

  1. johnk Jul 27, 2012 01:52 PM

    Sidetracks in Sunnyside fits the bill.

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    1. re: johnk
      donovt Jul 27, 2012 06:04 PM

      That is a perfect example of the type of place we're looking for. Sidetracks has always been kind of the default place we go when the whole family is together. Hoping to go somewhere different this time.

      1. re: donovt
        johnk Jul 28, 2012 04:36 AM

        Not that long ago Donovan's would have been an option but not now. The Sunnyside Post had an article this week that it is closing. How about Manducati's? Another nice spot in LIC is Alobar though more bistro than Ital/Amer.

        1. re: johnk
          donovt Jul 28, 2012 08:53 AM

          Manducatis or manducatis rustica? I completely forgot about rustica, but think it would work. I've never been to Manducatis. I'll take a look at Alobar. Thanks for the help!! I'm bummed about Donovan's. I think it's slipped a bit and the service was never great, but I still love the burgers.

    2. didactic katydid Jul 28, 2012 01:39 PM

      Fiore in Williamsburg is perfectly fine inexpensive pasta/Italian and always has room.

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        hannahcampbell Aug 1, 2012 09:22 AM

        I second the suggestion of Fiore.

        1. re: hannahcampbell
          donovt Aug 1, 2012 12:31 PM

          We made reservations at Manducatis Rustica, but Fiore is now on my list of places I want to check out.

          1. re: donovt
            foodwhisperer Aug 9, 2012 10:55 PM

            Bamonte's in Greenpoint is great old school atmosphere. The Soprano's eat there often.

      2. chompchomp Aug 1, 2012 12:54 PM

        Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, Fornino in Willamsburg

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          Berheenia Aug 6, 2012 09:52 AM

          Thanks for the tip about Paulie Gee's. we were first timers in Greenpoint and we loved it.

          1. re: Berheenia
            chompchomp Aug 14, 2012 05:15 AM

            Glad you enjoyed it!

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