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Help! Need an idea for a restaurant to buy a gift certificate for an older couple getting married. They live in Levittown.

Jakes is in East Meadow. Food is good, great service, very nice inside (outside and by the bar not so much).
http://www.jakessteakhouse.com/longis...

Sep 03, 2012
jbone in Outer Boroughs

Reservation for 8, 30th birthday, looking for cool NYC

40 is a tight budget per person- what about the downstairs room at Supper?
or essex on the LIC- they can serve a big table- but with drinks it will get pricey, but their menu is not crazy (they do a pre-fixe for 60 per person which includes booze, you may want to check it out)

Jun 14, 2012
jbone in Manhattan

anniversay dinner help...

exactly- it no longer does Sunday Dinners- I was thinking Del Posto as well, but now it seems like we may do something in Queens,or LI, as the BF doesnt want to go into the City- I know..big booo..
It is for this sunday-

Jun 14, 2012
jbone in Manhattan

shi restaurant- LIC

anyone been there? I read some reviews on yelp..but I was thinking might be a nice spot for an anniversary dinner- it apparently has killer views-
would love to hear if anyone has been there-

Jun 14, 2012
jbone in Outer Boroughs

anniversay dinner help...

so i am looking for a place to do dinner for the anniversary with the BF. at first, i was thinking waters edge or river cafe bc of the view, and i wanted to be a little dressy, but both of those are closed or booked. It is a sunday night. I have a reservation at Marc Forgione (they no longer do sunday dinner), as I have never been there, but figured i would toss out a post to see if anyone had any thoughts. I would love to do something with a killer view and good food, i know most places with great views, dont have great food. I do not want the water club, or riverpark. Any thoughts?
I would have done EMP, but closed on sunday. I am not looking to brake the bank, but still would like to be able to be dressed up a little.
thanks!

May 31, 2012
jbone in Manhattan

Any Suggestions for Group of 14 in Long Island City or Astoria?

I was going to suggest RIverview as well- while the food is okay, it is a pretty big space and has a small private room which will be able to suit your needs. It has a lot of street parking during the weekend- I might also suggest Sidetracks- I liked the food and they are pretty big and have a lot of smaller rooms- they also have parking right across the street

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Sidetracks
45-08 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

Jul 16, 2011
jbone in Outer Boroughs

Rehearsal Dinner in Queens

you can also look into dee's- they have two private areas
and my kitchen - both on metro-

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Dee's
107-23 Metropolitan Avenue, Queens, NY 11375

My Kitchen
106-17 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

May 11, 2011
jbone in Outer Boroughs

Reasonably Priced Italian East or West Village

I agree with Supper and/or Frank for that matter- I know ppl like Il Bagatto but I find there service to be not worth the food-
There is also Max on B.

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Max
51 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

Il Bagatto
192 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

May 10, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Smoked Fish, Queens

there is a place on main street, to the right off jewel about o two blocks down on the right hand side- it is a kosher bagel store in the first shopping center.. not sure off the name- but I get fish there alot

May 06, 2011
jbone in Outer Boroughs

Need help choosing a place for B-day dinner

what type of food? are you looking for more fun or more foodie?

May 04, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Scarpetta

http://www.scottconant.com/restaurant...
anniversary menu up and confirmed..whoo hoooo

May 04, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Scarpetta

can anyone confirm that they are doing a tasting menu again next week? I made a reservation for the 11.. should I tweet at Scott Condant and ask...lol

May 03, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Day-after Wedding brunch spot with the new family??

we did a table for 10 at 44 and X on 10th and 44th and it was great- they take reservations, which is key and they had a nice brunch menu. Everyone enjoyed it.

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44 & X
622 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Apr 04, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Older sister needs help finding a private room or area for 12 person bachelorette party

you might also consider spice market- They def have private rooms that can hold that many ppl, but I do not know what the cost is- I really like the food there

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

Apr 04, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

looking for lively place for dinner/drinks for 25 people

yes I meant sala 19-
we had a large rectangle table against the wall, with 13 ppl- we added two ppl, and had a two top on the other side of us- it could def. fit 20 ppl where we were. I am not sure what they would do with 25, but when I called, I was told the max # was 24-

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Sala One Nine
35 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Apr 04, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

looking for lively place for dinner/drinks for 25 people

I just did a dinner party at Sola19- we did the pre-fixed option which was 60 pp, with unlimited wine, beer, and sangria- it was great- it was for 2 hours- they only do two seatings- 730 and 930- but I think they max out at 24 ppl
if you do the early one, I would suggest having a place for drinks after (like flatiron lounge, which is next door and will take a reservation for a table w/out cost)
It was a lot of fun, my only complaint would be that we had the 930 reservation and the ppl before us did not leave until almost 10-
If you have 25 ppl, most places will make you do a pre-fixe menu.

Apr 03, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Bridal Shower

I have two suggestions-
one is paris commune- I went to a baby shower in the downstaris room and if was lovely- has a nice vibe, almost like a wine bar- it was set up with one long table- I dont know if it can hold that many ppl
the other place is cibar on irving- (which might be lady mendl's) I went to a shower there and they had the whole space, bc it is no open for lunch. The only thing is the food was very light fare, finer sandwiches. But, the place is pretty and there are a ton of couches and the space is nice-
I think brassierie 8 1/2 also has a private room that they can do showers in -
I wasnt there, but my friend recently went to a shower at Choice in the 20's
pretty much any place with a private space will work- u just have to find a place that you like and call around. It will also depend what your budget is

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Paris Commune
99 Bank St, New York, NY 10014

Brasserie 8 1/2
9 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Cibar
56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003

Apr 03, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Pleasing everyone-LES or East Village

what about Jane or Stanton Social?

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Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Jan 30, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Looking for suggestions on Manhattan locations to do a baby shower for 25-30 women

Braissire 8 1/2 also has a private room that I can seen showers in and they do a sunday brunch-
also Paris Commune has a cute room downstairs and my friend had a shower there and it was nice

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Paris Commune
99 Bank St, New York, NY 10014

Jan 28, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Red Rooster REst. Week Review..not that I ate off that menu

so just got back from dinner at Red Rooster-
1st- the place is lovely, very happening bar scene, ppl eating and drink there. There were also some tables in the bar area. THe place is very pretty and has a cool vibe. We were sat without a wait once my whole party arrived. They were def. very busy.
2nd- The Rest. week menu- It is not the menu listed online at nycgo. In fact, there are no choices, it has one app, one main dish and one dessert. In fact, some of the items listed on the website are not even on the regular menu. I believe that the rest. week menu was a beet salad, lemon chicken and a peanut butter/chocolate dessert (my friend did order it)
so I went for the regular menu-
I must say, that everything, everyone had was wonderful- The corn bread was killer. We also did the meatballs as an app. instead of main dish. They were good, but never my favorite, but it did come with mashed potatoes, which were very good. I had the steak frites, which was not like the kind I usually get, with sliced steak. the steak was whole and had grilled onions and mushrooms. IT was excellent, especially considering I normally pick off the mushrooms, but I ate them- My friends had both the lemon chicken and the oxtail. My friend said the oxtail was the best she has had in years.
I went easy for the dessert, but it was awesome as they make homemade cinnomin ice cream, which is one of my all time favorites, but hard to come by.
good food all around, I would def. come back ..
anyone else been?

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Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

Jan 25, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Needed: Private room for bday dinner for 10 - Downtown

I think you might have a little bit of a hard time finding a private room for 10 ppl, in a lot of places, they will charge you a lot bc the space is bigger.
here are some suggestions,
Crispo has that great nook area and the food is killer.
STK has all those great rooms on the upper level. I cant vouch for the food, but I have been there for drinks and it has a nice vibe.
Marcelleria has a great space that is by the kitchen, it is semi-private, but it is in an area off to the side. Food is very good , but Ihavent been there in years.
Also Spice market has a bunch of rooms downstairs that are semi-private and loungey, I always like the food there and it usually is a lot of fun.

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Crispo
240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

STK
26 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014

Jan 23, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Running out of ideas..65 ppl, 60th bday party, looking for indoor roofdeck or room w/ view

thanks for the list!
I tried the Kimberly, they have a 20K minimum,
I am narrowing down to the Skyroom, The Ritz and maybe the Empire, but they are crazy pricey as well... I will report back tomorrow :)

Jan 18, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Looking for a good, fun place for a birthday dinner with a group

I love Crispo and if you have ten ppl, you can get the private nook area-
you can also do BLT Prime, which has awesome food and can easily sit a large group-
a bit on the cheaper side is Supper or Frank which will take a reservation for a large group, and Dinasour bbq-
if you give a neighborhood, it might be easier to give you ideas

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Crispo
240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

BLT Prime
111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

Jan 18, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Running out of ideas..65 ppl, 60th bday party, looking for indoor roofdeck or room w/ view

thanks everyone! I am still working on it- alot of the places require a full buyout with a 15k-20k minimum which is crazy with the amount of ppl i have. I am thinking about the sky room and I am going to look at that, and still waiting for called back from Rise and BLT fish- I will let you know..

Jan 17, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Running out of ideas..65 ppl, 60th bday party, looking for indoor roofdeck or room w/ view

thanks- I will look into a few of the places. @ Phil, I was thinking the same thing about Guastavino's

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Guastavino's
344 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022

Jan 16, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Running out of ideas..65 ppl, 60th bday party, looking for indoor roofdeck or room w/ view

the party is in March, if that helps..

Jan 16, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Running out of ideas..65 ppl, 60th bday party, looking for indoor roofdeck or room w/ view

any help would be great- I am planning a 60th bday party for my mom (who is cool and hip). The ideal place would be a private room, with a killer view. I am thinking pass apps all night, open bar, dj, very cocktail party vibe.. I have a pretty open budget (within reason of course)
I am open for rooftop or private room. I have called a bunch of places and either they dont have the room I want (the park) or they wont give me the whole space (rare cheslea). I am currently tossing around Harbour lights in the seaport, but I dont love it, bc it is so resturanty, and the seaport is such a trek.
I also looked at Ravel in LIc. Killer views, and nice room, but it is in the middle of nowhere.
anyone have a thoughts? does the Empire or Ink48 have private rooms with a view?
I am going to call the RItz, but that might way too pricey...
any thoughts would be great... thanks!

Jan 15, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Bar/lounge recs for a 35th bday party?

Essex is a good choice- you an take one of the upstairs loft areas, they play music (but make sure you get the loft area that does not have the dj, too loud)- they also will do a cash bar and set up a bartender (who you would have to tip out) . They has will do platters for you of food

Jan 04, 2011
jbone in Manhattan

Best place to satisfy a craving for Italian in FH?

to be honest, i have never had a bad meal there-
It is one block past the school/police station. I think they might even deliver during the week.

Aug 01, 2010
jbone in Outer Boroughs

Best place to satisfy a craving for Italian in FH?

my favorite Italian place is without a doubt Dasilvno- it is on yellowstone about one or two blocks past austin (towards metropolitian)
I have never had a bad meal there

Jul 28, 2010
jbone in Outer Boroughs