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Thanksgiving Dinner - Picking a spot!

My immediate family is coming to visit over Thanksgiving this year - the first year ever we are not having Thanksgiving dinner as a larger family at my parents home in the midwest. Since there will only be three of us, I thought we'd go to a restaurant. I am open to ideas both traditional and non-traditional (we're not turkey lovers) - and want to go somewhere with a great atmosphere. I am toying with a variety of options covering all different types of restaurants - from The Mark to Strip House to Bobo to Craft to Jojo. Any thoughts?

Oct 22, 2012
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Niko or Co-op Food and Drink?

Thoughts? Opinions? Reviews?

Aug 10, 2011
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Help! Ideas needed for group dinner...fun scene...reasonable prices...

Great questions...

Dinner will be Friday, September 23rd. We are doing Sammy's Roumanian the following night. No cuisines to avoid and almost everyone eats meat (one that just eat's fish). I would say about $40/person without tax, tip, alcohol.

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Sammy's Roumanian
157 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Jul 26, 2011
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Help! Ideas needed for group dinner...fun scene...reasonable prices...

Hi everyone! I'm in search of a great restaurant with a fun atmosphere for a group of 12 people coming in from out of town. The occasion is a family dinner before a birthday celebration that will occur the next day. Anywhere in Manhattan...reasonable prices...fun scene...group friendly!

Thoughts?

Jul 26, 2011
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Birthday Brunch - Private Room - 30 people

Any ideas for a great/fun restaurant for about 30 people to have a birthday brunch? A private room would be great. North of Union Square preferable. Price somewhat reasonable. Thanks!

May 31, 2011
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Twenty-something FUN girls near Grand Central

Hi!! Would love some help picking a restaurant for about 8 trendy girls in their 20's for dinner near Grand Central. Only preference is no Mexican...thanks!

May 10, 2010
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Double Crown or Hotel Griffou?

Looking for a fun Friday night dinner - great atmosphere and great food - what would you pick?

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Double Crown
316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

Hotel Griffou
21 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

Apr 22, 2010
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Kosher Wine and Cheese Event - Caterer Needed

Help! Hosting a Kosher Wine and Cheese Event and need a reasonably priced caterer. Ideas welcome!

Thanks!

Oct 30, 2009
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Fun and unique idea - birthday dinner with ten girls in their twenties!

For price point, I would say moderate. Nothing too crazy but the girls are willing to spend a bit.

For cuisine, we're indifferent!

Aug 11, 2009
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Fun and unique idea - birthday dinner with ten girls in their twenties!

I'd love some unique ideas for a restaurant to hold a bday dinner at for a group of fabulous lively girls in their late twenties. Maybe a place with a fun atmosphere? unique cuisine? lively scene? entertainment?

I'm definitely open to suggestions - just want to provide a great time!

The dinner will be on a Thursday night and we'd like to stay somewhat central - not too far uptown and not too far downtown (tribeca).

Thanks so much!

Aug 10, 2009
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Seafood Please! Harbour? Mermaid Inn? John Dory?

I'm looking for a great atmosphere...a fabulous raw bar...and an overall wonderful dining experience. Advice on where to go? Harbour? Mermaid Inn? John Dory?

Apr 09, 2009
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Cast your vote! Help me choose a restaurant!

I have family visiting NYC and I need your help! I want them to experience great food and a unique/slightly trendy atmosphere that they can only experience in NYC. I'm thinking downtown...

What are your thoughts on:
10 Downing, Morandi, Bobo, L'Artusi, Balthazar, STK, Butter?

HELP! Thanks!

Mar 02, 2009
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Trendy/Fun Atmosphere-Help! Question on John Dory, too!

I'm looking for a trendy restaurant with a fabulous and fun atmosphere! Price isn't an object, location can be anywhere (although preferable not UWS or midtown), and for cuisine - seafood, chinese, japanese, thai, american, spanish...really anything but Italian or Mexican.

We've already done Buddha Bar, Buddakan, Morimoto, Lure, Pastis, Spice Market. I'm going for same type of place!

Also, has anyone been to The John Dory? How is it?

THANKS!

Feb 20, 2009
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West Village Brunch - Help?!

I am looking for a brunch spot in the west village that has a trendy vibe/fun atmosphere that is not outrageously expensive...any ideas? Perilla? good? Perry Street?

Sep 09, 2008
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Brunch with atmosphere and reservations?

Party of 3!

Dec 03, 2007
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great, authentic sushi

I wish I knew of one downtown...but if you're willing to do midtown, Hatsuhana on 48th is fantastic. Make reservations to sit a the sushi bar downstairs!

Dec 03, 2007
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Brunch with atmosphere and reservations?

Any recommendations on a fabulous brunch spot with a great atmosphere? I'd also love to be able to make reservations ahead of time...only trouble is I need them for the weekend of the 15th! Your help is greatly appreciated! THANKS!

Dec 03, 2007
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Romantic Sushi Spot

Help! I'm looking for a romantic spot with great sushi...any ideas? THANKS!

Nov 13, 2007
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Sushi on Sunday

It's a b-day dinner - price can be moderate to expensive (but not masa expensive!)

Jul 31, 2007
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Sushi on Sunday

Help! I need a sushi restaurant open on Sundays that is amazing! Any recommendations?

Jul 30, 2007
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Impressive Decor and Trendy Scene

I have out of town visitors that have requested a trendy scene with fun/impressive decor. They specifically mentioned Tao (I'm not a huge fan) and they have already been to Buddha Bar and Buddakan. Any suggestions for something that fits these criterion and are asian or american cuisines?

Thanks!

Jun 11, 2007
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restaurant suggestions near the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway anyone?

Natsumi is a great new spot - Italian and Japanese fusion - very unique and great ambiance!

May 15, 2007
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Getting the "only in New York" reaction!

I'm trying to get an "only in New York" reaction out of visitors - where can I take them for a dinner with a great atmosphere and great food that you can only find in New York? Looking for Asian, American, Seafood...they've already been to Kittichai, Morimoto, Buddha Bar, Craft, BLT Steak...

How is Gin Lane? Stanton Social?

Thanks!

Mar 16, 2007
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Pre-Theater Sunday Brunch

Help! Going to a show on 42nd between 9th and 10th. I would love a cute (maybe trendy) place with a good brunch or lunch (salads...diverse menu). Any suggestions?

Mar 07, 2007
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Megu, Nobu 57 or Koi?

Help! Between Megu Midtown, Nobu 57, or Koi...where should I go? I want great atmosphere and great food!

Feb 27, 2007
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Help!! I need frozen yogurt!!

Go to Bloomingdales - the bottom floor (basement) has 40 Carrots frozen yogurt which is amazing! They typically have chocolate, coffee, and a few other flavors. Enjoy!

Dec 16, 2006
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SASABUNE - a little intimidated!

I am dying to try Sasabune but am slightly intimidated that there isn't a menu! Does Sasabune allow you to express preferences (ie if dining with a vegetarian?) Also, what is the average price? can you express how much you want to spend?

THANKS!

Dec 16, 2006
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Sushi Making Class/Healthy Cooking Class

Does anyone know of any good sushi making classes or healthy cooking classes in the New York City area? Thanks!

Nov 14, 2006
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Upper East Sushi - help!

Looking for a great sushi place on the Upper East Side...trendy atmosphere with great food...any recs? Has anyone been to Gajuymaru? Tokubei 86? Others?

Sep 26, 2006
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Cute/Trendy Brunch Spots

Help! The parents are coming in this weekend and I want to take them to a cute/reasonably priced brunch spot with some healthy items on the menu...any ideas? Upper East, Midtown, Soho, East and West Village please!

Sep 12, 2006
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