Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2006 - Rockhouse Hotel
Hey ladies in NYC!
I’m having a tough time figuring out a restaurant for a bachelorette dinner this weekend. Here’s what I’m looking for:
– Good for groups (9 girls)
– Fabulous desserts
– Affordable (7 of the girls are poor med school students)
– Open late (we won’t get there till 10pm or later)
– Nice atmosphere
– Takes reservations (I don’t want everyone to wait)
Fondue would be ideal. But Artisanal is too pricey, Dylan Prime & Dip were not any good (imo), and Borgeios Pig isn’t taking reservations (and they have a 2 hr wait on Sat nights).
Any recommendations?! Please help! I really appreciate it. Thanks!
Post # 3
I was going to suggest Stanton Social, but it is a bit pricey. I would also check out opentable.com. You can search by price and make reservations without talking to anyone (yay!). Remember though a lot of places only take reservations 1 month in advance to the date. Good luck and let us know what you come up with!
Post # 4
I would also suggest Stanton Social – Love that place. I would also suggest One. Here is teh website – http://www.onemanhattan.com/manhattan
Post # 5
If you don’t need to be in Manhattan, there is a new wine/cheese/fondue bar in Brooklyn (in Carroll Gardens) that is really nice-looking, sort of rustic and always with cool-looking people in it but not packed. It is called The Jake Walk and is on Smith Street. There’s also a local French pastries place across the street that I bet you could get them to bring in desserts if they know it’s for a bach party. Also tons of fun bars around there (try the Zombie Hut for some knockout frozen drinks) if you want to go out afterward. Fondue for two at the Jake Walk is $12. (I walked by and checked out the menu the other n ight ’cause I want to go!)
You can read about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/dining/05off.html?_r=2&ref=dining&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
Post # 6
you must check out kashkaval for fondue also there are many affordable italian options if you’re up for that!
Post # 7
i’m curious to know as well, I just moved to NYC and there are just too many options. I want to show my girls a good time!
Post # 8
What about Chevy’s in Times Square? It’s American-Mex..they’re opened late, not too expensive, HUGE place, the nachos are made fresh, and the frozen tequilas are served in glasses as big as your head.
Post # 9
There is a restaurant in midtown west called Swizz – it has fondue, and for dessert they have toblerone fondue…http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=5871&neighborhoodid=0&cuisineid=0
What about a small plates place? At Alta (definitely open late) you can get one of everything on the menu (huge menu) for like $350 and you need 7 people to order it…http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=5050&neighborhoodid=0&cuisineid=0
Post # 10
La Lanterna in the West Village is probably one of my favorite places in the city. They don’t have fondue but have super fabulous desserts. And they’re open til 4AM.
There is a fondue place in the West Village that is great for groups…I think its called Flame or Firesomething…I’ll see if I can find it.
Post # 11
Serendipity!!! Open late, great atmosphere and FABULOUS dessserts!
Post # 12
I don’t think The Jakewalk is a good spot for a bachelorette dinner! (I live in the neighborhood, was just there Friday night).
I think you guys would like ‘inoteca. They don’t have fondue but they have small plates and wine and it wouldn’t be too expensive. They don’t have desserts, though, although you could just go over to Sugar Sweet Sunshine just a block down on Rivington for awesome cupcakes.
My other suggestion is Jadis. I feel like it’s such a little hidden gem. It’s on Rivington near Forsyth (just down the block from ‘inoteca) and they have lots of small plates for great prices, good desserts (usually just two or three but they’re always good), wonderful wines by the glass at reasonable prices.
Post # 13
hey! i live in miami but am having my bachelorette bash in NYC this weekend too. i am super excited! i dont know the details but my bridal party has planned all of our events. i know we’re doing shopping, dinner, and dancing, so we’ll see how it goes. again, i am super excited!!
Post # 14
I think Serendipity’s was shut down for health violations…at least it was a few months ago.
Post # 15
No Place is more fun then TORTILLA FLATS! and maybe the Dell guy will be your waiter!
they do games and fun contests and tequila shots. I LOVE IT. every visit to NYC I *must* go to Tortilla flats
Post # 16
Dip is really awesome…the protions are HUGE. I remember getting a salad, cheese dip and chocolate dip was easily for 3, probably could be for 4, depending on how hungry you are. Only thing is the drinks aren’t that cheap…