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Children Birthday / Theme Resturant in NYC

FAO Schwartz has a tour and then breakfast with a toy soldier thing. I know they do parties, too; not sure if it's possible to do a "party of two" (but you can always ask!).

about 18 hours ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

Thanks for the update. I'll send my scout to see if he can learn more. :)

Landmark Movie Theater - 1st Ave and Houston

Sandwiches, salads, small plates, pickles. Locally sourced, fluid menu. Good drinks and draft beers too.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9058...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9667...

2 days ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Landmark Movie Theater - 1st Ave and Houston

Black Tree isn't Mexican, if that's what you suggesting. It is informal, though.

2 days ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Landmark Movie Theater - 1st Ave and Houston

I'd go to Black Tree or Pala--both short walks.

Saturday night shouldn't surprise you that places that take reservations are booked.

Jan 30, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Great Restaurant for Group of 18 in NYC

I believe a meal at John's for 18 college students would come perilously close, if not over, the OP's comment that he doesn't want to spend a grand on the meal. I think with tax and tip, even if no one has wine at John's, he'd have to worry about going over his budget at John's. I also don't think there are many vegan options there, since almost everything meatless has some sort of dairy product in it.

My group (I wasn't in charge of the selection) chose John's partly because they could accommodate so many pretty easily and also because some remembered it being moderately priced. I liked the food and the place, just was surprised at the size of the bill.

Anyway, I posted a suggestion of a restaurant that is entirely vegan but has plenty of food that is appealing to non-vegans. It's not cheap, but the OP could stay within budget.

Personally, if I were going out with that large a group that included many vegans, I'd just head down to Chinatown and wander around a bit. Plenty of restaurants there can easily accommodate such a large group without reservations or notice, and there are many vegan options. Cost would probably be about (or under) $25 a head including tax and tip.

Jan 30, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Great Restaurant for Group of 18 in NYC

I ate there recently with a group of 16 people. It was pricier than Carmine's. That did include wine, but I was rather surprised at how much it cost to eat there.

Jan 29, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Great Restaurant for Group of 18 in NYC

I can heartily recommend Caravan of Dreams, which is in the East Village:

http://www.caravanofdreams.net

Organic vegan, mostly raw food, and I (who am decidedly not vegan or vegetarian) really enjoy the food there. They have a private dining room, too, or you can get a reservation for the regular dining room, which has long bench seating.

Jan 29, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Lunch near Hunter College High School (94th & Park)

E.A.T. is nearby.

Ottomanelli is also in the area. How about calling ahead and ordering, so your food is ready right when you walk in?

Searching on CH for queries for places near 92nd St. Y should give you some other ideas. Often people going to events there have asked for fairly quick meal places.

Another idea: a year or so ago people were asking for suggestions for near Mt. Sinai. Some of those ideas will be near Hunter HS

Jan 29, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

I'm Angry and I'm not Taking it Anymore! Westchester NY

Marge, I've only been to dinner once, but now that we're talking about it, it's time to go again! They have the regular menu plus several additional dinner specials. It was nice and leisurely, and we had a lot of fun bringing champagne to start and another really good wine for the meal (two couples).

A delicious, unhurried and moderately-priced evening.

Also, while we didn't bring children and there weren't any while we were there, I can see this as a good option for people who do want to bring kids. The play area with comfy chairs, toys, and books makes Wobble family friendly.

I'm Angry and I'm not Taking it Anymore! Westchester NY

Ocean House, mentioned above, is BYOB. $5 corkage fee.

We are also fond of both El Tambo (mentioned by Marge) in Ossining and Wobble Cafe, which is open for dinner only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (breakfast and lunch otherwise, except closed Mondays).

I've never done BYOB at Aqui Es Santa Fe in Port Chester, but I'm pretty sure they'd welcome you bringing your own.

Umami in Croton has $10 off bottles of wine (already priced modestly) on Wednesdays.

Ess-a-bagel sayonara?

Apparently the new bagel shop is to be a Tal Bagels (not "Tower" as reported originally).

Jan 26, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Filipino restaurant near 53rd and Sixth

Grill 21 is set to close (or may already be closed). It's in the same building as Ess-a-Bagel and is losing its lease.

Jan 26, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

sue and hai asian fusion, yorktown heights

We go to Sue and Hai quite often. I think my son has spent more than half his birthdays there (he's 25 now).

While I miss the birthday photos in the front, the food is still quite terrific. We've especially enjoyed trying some of the new spicy Thai dishes; my husband likes the sriracha chicken.

Still like the sushi. Haven't had any of the vegetarian (Chinese)dishes for awhile.

The prices are quite reasonable, both for lunch and dinner.

For anyone thinking of going here but worried about parking (there are only a few spots right in front), there is a big parking lot behind the strip shopping center.

The age tofu is quite good--is that the same way the fried tofu in peanut sauce is made?

We don't do take out from here, partly because we don't live in Yorktown, but also because most of the food here is more suited to eating on site.

Twisted Oak in Tarrytown - any comments?

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Unless you're reading on a mobile device.

New low-cal menu at Alamo Drafthouse (Yonkers)

The price of bottomless popcorn has gone up, although still an okay value for a group. Tuesdays in general are a great deal, though, with all tickets $7.50 and $3 off local draft beers.

You could have something healthy and still enjoy bottomless popcorn, of course!

Good brunch for group near Central Park 102nd Street transverse?

Bistro Ten 18 is on Amsterdam at 110th Street. For a group your size, you'll want a reservation.

Here's the brunch menu:

http://bistroten18.com/menus/brunch.pdf

Jan 20, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Quick dinner (<1h) near Walter Kerr Theater

Might help if you say exactly where the theater is?

Jan 20, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

New low-cal menu at Alamo Drafthouse (Yonkers)

Decided to try out the new so-called "low calorie" menu at Alamo Drafthouse today. Hard to compare calories since none are indicated for other menu items.

I had the roasted vegetables/tofu/quinoa with spicy peanut dressing in a bowl thing. I don't think the menu indicates that this is served at room temp/somewhat chilled. Anyway, I thought it was quite tasty and satisfying, something I'd order at a restaurant.

It was $11.

There are a few other choices, emphasis on vegan or vegetarian.

I'm Angry and I'm not Taking it Anymore! Westchester NY

Gleason's in Peekskill has delicious and moderately priced cocktails, plus nice happy hours. They always have at least one cask cocktail and a couple beer cocktail specials, too.

Ess-a-bagel sayonara?

Good news! Ess-a-bagel is moving to...20th and 1st!

Nice dinner @ Fortina in Armonk

I knew that you understood it. But apparently it wasn't clear to Bill. :)

(and...maybe lurkers?)

Nice dinner @ Fortina in Armonk

Right, and if you don't get FIOS, you can't see the channel. Like you can't see Optimum's Channel 12 unless you're a Cablevision subscriber.

It may be a channel on your FIOS system, but it's still limited to FIOS. Does anyone get FIOS and not get that channel?

Nice dinner @ Fortina in Armonk

It's not a channel; it's an ISP/cable provider (like Optimum).

Where to buy Chupa Chups on UWS or UES?

If you only need one or two, the Springhill Suites has them at the front desk.

Jan 14, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Vegetarian options in Soho

Westville, on Hudson Street.

Jan 10, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

The upcharge is only 5%. And you can often get a 60 day free membership to try it out.

Costco has no such arrangement.

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

I should say I'm a BJs member. Was a Costco member, and sometimes was a member of both. A lot of the sizes of things at Costco weren't as helpful as those at BJs.

We don't go as often as when the kids were younger, but it's still worth a membership.

Jewel of Himalaya in Yorktown Heights

For good? I ask because the website still shows it as open:

http://www.enjoyhimalaya.com/info.html

(however, the phone doesn't seem to be working, so that's a clue)

Multiple logins, same person - Mods please comment

Well it was on a Site Talk thread! I read the whole excruciating thing. :)

Jan 07, 2015
Elisa515 in Site Talk