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restaurants my teenager will like

I am bringing my sixteen year old daughter to NYC in September and would welcome some restaurant ideas. While I have lots of my favourite ones they may not be trendy enough for her. Any neighbourhood is fine as we will be all over,any cuisine except chinese. So looking for very trendy with a young crowd and great food...she is an adventurous eater!
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  1. There have been recent threads for 17 year olds. Depends on what you want to spend and also her maturity level.

    Is she still on the childish side into candy and Bieber, or a budding Sophisticate into fashion, trends, travel etc? These threads actually touch upon both.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/862341

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836014

    1. "looking for very trendy with a young crowd

      And why would you want to embarass your daughter by having her showing up at a very trendy young place with her good old dad?

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      1. re: FrankJBN

        <And why would you want to embarass your daughter by having her showing up at a very trendy young place with her good old dad?>

        I dunno, a dad named Trish sounds pretty hip to me.

        1. re: FrankJBN

          I I cannot actually imagine her being embarassed to show up at any restaurant with her good old mom. in fact one of the things I love about NYc is that no matter which restaurant I go to or how young the crowd i have never been made to feel as thought i ought not to be there.
          Anyway she is quite mature, loves fashion and Justin Beiber, and would like be in a nice restaurant for both lunches and dinners.
          I am thinking Rubirosa, Empellon, ABC Kitchen, and Beauty and Essex and would love some other ideas

          1. re: trishottawa

            Check out Saxon & Parole and Heche en Dumbo - they're close together, so if you didn't like one, you could easily hit the other. I like the food at both, and both are lively without being deafening or self-consciously hip (which is how I would categorize Stanton Social).

          2. re: FrankJBN

            Mature children have no problem being with their parents,,,,
            And I suggest Breslin

          3. Stanton Social Club
            The Dutch
            Katz's Deli @ 2 AM
            The Great NY Noodle Co @ 2 AM

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            1. re: Motosport

              Thanks for the great ideas. I have already been to Stanton Social....how does beauty and essex compare?
              Maybe this is a dumb question but can she be in a bar. I was thinking the Bar Room at the Modern, Champagne Bar at the Plaza but not sure what the rules are other than that she cannot actually sit at the bar or have alcahol.

              1. re: trishottawa

                The Bar Room at The Modern is no problem, it's like a "normal" dining room but the bar happens to be there as well. I don't think she would be able to sit at the actual bar but no problem with the tabled area. FWIW, it's not a particulary trendy place, great food, nice space, lots of energy but it doesn't skew particulary young per se.

                1. re: trishottawa

                  I was just in NYC with my 15 year old. She can sit at a table two feet from the bar, but she can't sit at the actual bar.

                    1. re: Motosport

                      People will tell you so but there is no law saying who can or cannot sit at a bar. The law is about who can and cannot be served.

                      <edit> ps: But a minor must be accompanied by parent/guardian/adult.

              2. She'd love the Breslin and, kind of on the same note, The Spotted Pig.

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