Fun dinner out with some teens
Taking my niece and nephew out for their annual b-day dinner next week. Anyone have any fun, hip and delicious suggestions?
Playa cabana, barque, grand electric, libretto, rock lobster have been done so I'm looking for something new.
How about home of the brave? We tried guu izakaya last year but it was too long of a wait. Has the hype died down there or is it still a shit show on a Thursday night around 7/8 pm?
Any other ideas?
I was about to suggest an Izakaya! I can't comment on the wait at Guu. We tried Hapa Izakaya in the summer and I am pretty sure we were able to make a reservation there - food decent, music VERY loud.
You may want to consider Khao San Road for Thai - need to be there early to not wait in line.
Stockyards would also be a fun option.
i agree with TeacherFoodie about her izakaya idea. i haven't been to guu recently so i can't comment on the weekday lineups (i've always gone before 6pm to avoid the wait) but there are a couple of izakayas that do take reservations (ie kingyo, zakkushi etc). i didn't find kingyo as alive as guu on my single visit so it might not have that energetic vibe you're looking for.
i went to zakkushi last weekend and they do a pretty cool thing for bday boys/girls. they turn off all the lights and make a ton of noise when they bring out the cake/whatever. they also take a polaroid of the special person!
edit: apparently guu takes reservations now? their yelp profile indicates so. can anyone confirm this?
I liked the feel of Reds Midtown last Friday. Booked reservations on Open Table.
Food was inventive and fresh.
Comfortable seating, interesting crowd.