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Festive Chinese Dinner for teens

debmom Aug 25, 2012 10:51 AM

Originally thought that Chinatown Brasserie would be the perfect place to hold a teen party. Now that they are closed, any ideas? Planning to invite 20 girls to celebrate my daughter's Sweet Sixteen. She loves chinese food and wants a pretty setting. I would prefer to keep it under $50 per person. Thanks in advance.

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    Chuck Lawrence Aug 25, 2012 08:34 PM

    Amazing 66
    I sent a gaggle of teens there last year, loved it.
    It's more food than setting, but still. It's Chinatown.

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      debmom Aug 25, 2012 05:33 PM

      Thanks all, these sound like wonderful ideas-- she may have to have more than one party just to enjoy all the places!

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        swannee Aug 25, 2012 04:00 PM

        Oriental Garden.

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          kathryn Aug 25, 2012 03:21 PM

          Dim sum lunch at Hassakan would work, I think.

          Here is a review of their dim sum:

          Here's their group dining menu for lunch:

          Signature Lunch Menu
          $39 per person

          Har gau

          Morel crystal dumpling v

          Char siu bun

          Pan-seared vegetable

          Shanghai dumpling v

          Roast duck pumpkin puff

          Jasmine tea smoked chicken

          Spicy prawn

          with lily bulb and almond

          Stir-fry lotus root and

          asparagus in black pepper v

          Spring onion and egg

          fried rice v


          Selection of macarons

          3 Replies
          1. re: kathryn
            Pan Aug 25, 2012 09:13 PM

            What does "v" mean in that menu?

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              kathryn Aug 25, 2012 10:23 PM


              1. re: kathryn
                Pan Aug 25, 2012 11:08 PM

                Oh, that makes sense.

          2. Winterpool Aug 25, 2012 01:41 PM

            Red Farm will accept parties of ten or more either for early dinner (5 pm) or late (9.30 onwards). It's small and decorated in an urbanite's idea of charming farmhouse. If your party comprises 20, I think you'll take up about half the restaurant. Google 'Red Farm New York' images for photos. The food is a modern take on classic Chinese-American fare with some Pan-Asian influences. You'll have to order a set menu for the entire party though.

            Teenage girls might appreciate the 'pacman ghost' soup dumplings.

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            1. re: Winterpool
              Pan Aug 25, 2012 02:19 PM

              Would teenage girls know what Pacman is? Those video games were huge in the early 80s, long before they were born.

              1. re: Pan
                Winterpool Aug 25, 2012 04:16 PM

                Oh God, that's an excellent point! *Old*. I suppose it would have to be an angry bird these days....

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              small h Aug 25, 2012 11:25 AM

              Red Egg. It's pretty attractive in there, and very affordable. I also like the look of Legend's lower floor, which can't seem to decide whether to be kitschy or not.


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                thegforceny Aug 25, 2012 11:16 AM

                Red Farm

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