Need an inexpensive WOW for ladies' night out
I'm looking for an inexpensive but fun place for a gathering of about 8 female relatives, ages 30-55. We like to share the plates, the wine, and the bill. Any recommendations? Seafood, Italian, Mexican.... Oh, did I say THIS Saturday? Everyone is traveling in from the local surrounds, so location is wide open. So perhaps a new and up-and-coming place? BYOB would elevate a three-star to a four-star recommendation!
In my research for this coming weekend, I came across these .... (haven't been to either)
Ayza, Wine & Chocolate Bar:
Stanton Social: tapas/small plates
Also maybe Max Brenner. Food isn't great but some fun chocolate menu items and drinks that are great to share.
It gets mixed reviews here, but Kuma Inn on the Lower East Side is BYOB and has fantastic Asian small plates. The restaurant is tiny, so definitely call in advance.
Or, if you go early enough, some restaurants have dollar oyster deals on Saturday evenings, which can bring your costs down a lot -- look here: http://www.theoysterblog.com/nyc-oyst...