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What to wear at Per Se?

If he is going to wear the outfit you posted on the board plus a jacket, I would pack a tie. It will dress up the chinos, and a lot of other men in the restaurant will be wearing ties. I know I wore a blazer, khakis, a dress shirt, and a tie and felt comfortable and formal at the same time.

But no matter what either of you are wearing, I'm sure you will have a fantastic meal in one of the greatest cities ever. Enjoy it, I guarantee you wont be worrying about what you are wearing once you taste the first bite of the first dish.

Sep 30, 2010
bododavid in Manhattan

18th Birthday Dinner for a lot of teenagers

That was really confusing, I'm sorry. I was just saying that a restaurant where the entrees are (not and, sorry) $35 is probably not the best place for this dinner.

Nov 09, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

18th Birthday Dinner for a lot of teenagers

In early January, I will be turning 18. I want to take a lot of my friends out to dinner. In past years, I have had birthday dinners at Buddakan and Spice Market, but I would like to try somewhere a little different this year. Is there anywhere that would be particularly good for an 18th birthday dinner? There would be a lot of us, so somewhere where the entrees and $35 a piece is probably not the best. Any suggestions?

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Buddakan
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Spice Market
403 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

Nov 08, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

30 Last days in NYC, what restaurants to hit

DBGB has the pates as well.

Oct 10, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

What restaurant should Sam Sifton review first?

What restauranty should the NYT's new critic Sam Sifton review first? Is there a new restaurant that deserves praise from the paper of record, and the press that comes with that? An old stalewort that should be reevaluated? Has a dining establishment improved so much that it deserves another star, a la Eleven Madison Park?

Sep 05, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

Best workday lunch near Varick and Spring

I was hoping for some suggestions about where to grab a quick lunch (on a lunch break) near Varick and Spring street. I've tried Grandaisy Bakery and Snack, but I am always looking to try new places would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Jul 26, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

Newbie to the village...

Perry Street serves a good lunch, as does the Spotted Pig. A great brunch spot is 202 (in Chelsea Market), but it can get a little crowded. If you go, get the french toast.

Jul 26, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

Your 10 favorite Manhattan restaurants?

I decided to do a top five, because I'm only 17, and so I don't have as much experience with the Manhattan food scene. That said, I have included the top five restaurants I want to try as well.

Top five (Per Se is really at the top, but the rest shouldn't really be in order, as they are all good in there own ways):

1. Per Se
2. The Modern (Dining Room)
3. Spotted Pig
4. Perry Street
5. Shake Shack

Top five I want to eat at:

1. 11 Madison Park
2. Momofuko Ssam
3. Minetta Tavern
4. WD-50
5. Daniel

Jul 26, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

DBGB Opening

Does anyone know if DBGB will be taking reservations? Or will it be like Spotted Pig (and seemingly a million other trendy restaurants) and be first-come-first-serve? If the latter is true, I would try and hit up the public opening tomorrow night. Otherwise, I would just call and book a table for sometime this summer.

Jun 07, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

Mariage Freres Tea

I think they closed that store, along with the 14th street store. But I know Balduccis on 14th St. carried the teas when they were still open.

Jun 07, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

"IN" Restaurants??

Edit, I typed "suburb" food instead of "superb" food. For some reason, I doubt that a lot of suburbs have the kind of restaurants lolgirl0311 is looking for.

Jun 07, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

"IN" Restaurants??

First, I think that it should be noted that the most "in" restaurants are not always the most classy, nor do they always have the best food. That said, as a teen that eats out a little more than I probably should, I can safely say that as long as you aren't disruptive and are generally polite, restaurants will be teen-friendly.

I think it would be easier to help you out if you could clarify your priorities. Do you want to go to the coolest new place in town or a slightly older, less trendy, restaurant with suburb food?

I would be happy to suggest some places, but more details would be helpful. Thanks.

Jun 07, 2009
bododavid in Manhattan

Just arrived in new york, looking for charcuterie and nose to tail eating.

Definitely go to Bar Boulud. The charcuterie is excellent and they also have a broader menu that would probably please your girlfriend.

Dec 27, 2008
bododavid in Manhattan

Your favorite underrated slice?

Ultra-thin crust.

Dec 27, 2008
bododavid in Manhattan

Dinner tomorrow night

I'm not really familiar with the Chicago area but I will be there briefly tomorrow and need somewhere to have dinner. I'm going to a boxing day celebration at 2 o'clock in a suburb called Hinsdale and then flying out the next morning. I can go into the city, but really what I need is a nice, not too expensive, Chicago restaurant to have dinner at. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dec 25, 2008
bododavid in Chicago Area

Your favorite underrated slice?

I don't think it's really underrated and I don't think you can get it by the slice, but I love the pizza at Café Fiorello by Lincoln Center. It's kind of pricy, but I think it's worth it.

Dec 25, 2008
bododavid in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner for $35 per person

Hey. I am trying to put together a low-key birthday dinner for 10 people on a budget of about $30-$35 (pre-tax) per person. I was hoping it would be at a restaurant in the West Village/Meatpacking District area. Any suggestions for a place?

Dec 25, 2008
bododavid in Manhattan