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Dinner with Hip, Urban College Students

kobys Feb 17, 2013 10:26 AM

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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    rochfood RE: kobys Feb 17, 2013 10:58 AM

    Are they really groovy, far out cats ?

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      kobys RE: rochfood Feb 17, 2013 11:10 AM

      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.

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      kathryn RE: kobys Feb 17, 2013 11:59 AM

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

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        kobys RE: kathryn Feb 17, 2013 12:07 PM

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

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          kathryn RE: kobys Feb 17, 2013 08:01 PM

          Empellon Cocina

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

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            kobys RE: kathryn Feb 18, 2013 12:08 PM

            Thanks Kathryn!

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              Spiritchaser RE: kobys Feb 18, 2013 02:39 PM

              The Marrow

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          tex.s.toast RE: Motosport Feb 18, 2013 07:48 AM

          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.

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            avial RE: tex.s.toast Feb 18, 2013 06:33 PM

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

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          arepo RE: kobys Feb 18, 2013 03:01 PM

          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.

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            foodwhisperer RE: kobys Feb 18, 2013 09:36 PM

            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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              kathryn RE: foodwhisperer Feb 19, 2013 09:09 AM

              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.

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                foodwhisperer RE: kathryn Feb 19, 2013 09:11 PM

                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

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              Pan RE: kobys Feb 22, 2013 02:37 AM

              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.

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