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Dinner with Hip, Urban College Students

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Planning a dinner in Manhattan (live in Tribeca) with several hip, urban college students (not from NYC). I know they would not enjoy some fancy, stiff, expensive place and my pocketbook would not enjoy it either. Also, since the group will be six people, I need somewhere where I can make reservations. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be downtown.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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  1. Are they really groovy, far out cats ?

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    1. re: rochfood

      Born and raised San Francisco foodie kids now going to college in NYC and Chicago. I would say they are "really groovy, far out cats". Would love to take them somewhere delicious and relatively obscure.

    2. What's your budget, per person, before tax, tip, any drinks?

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      1. re: kathryn

        I'm thinking under $100 per person all in. They are under age so won't be drinking any alcohol.

        1. re: kobys

          Acme
          Empellon Cocina
          Louro
          Public
          Recette
          Tertulia
          Wong

          Though if you really want obscure and off the beaten path, you gotta leave Manhattan.

        1. re: Motosport

          Where could six people possibly sit at cannibal? We went w 4 of us and were lucky to snag what appeared to be the only non counter seats.

          1. re: tex.s.toast

            they have a heated/covered garden in the back with picnic tables.

        2. Crispos is perfect. The Italian food is way to good for the decent prices for NY. Beware, it will tend to be noisy on weekends.

          1. Buddakan ( meat market)
            Morimoto Tribeca Canvas
            Kori ( Korean in Tribeca)
            Greenwich Grill ( japanese/italian Tribeca)
            Wong ( w.village)
            Frankie's (West Village)
            WD-50 ( ordering a la carte)
            Kin Shop ( west village)
            Boqueria ( tapas, SoHo)
            Inoteca ( LES)
            Pig and Khao ( LES)
            Minetta Tavern (WV)
            Louro ( WV)
            Sakagura ( Midtown, Japanese small dishes)

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            1. re: foodwhisperer

              I thought you can't order a la carte at WD-50 except at the bar. Will be tough to get 6 people there, and you can't reserve.

              1. re: kathryn

                Hmmmm not sure,,, I was at a table last night and ordered ala carte ,, ordered about 10 dishes. but it was a table for two ,, not really the bar ,,but well, maybe it could be considered the bar...Not sure if they do it at tables,,,but I sure did like the ala carte ordering

            2. No-one's mentioned Inoteca. But what I don't know is whether they'd require a prix fixe menu from a group of 6. I'm also not sure why Txikito hasn't been mentioned.