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Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

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Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

Could you please suggest fun restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends

on his b-day

near Central Park or Roosevelt Hotel ?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

What food does he like?

How much do they want to spend?

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2. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

NYC kids just go to regular restaurants.

Do these kids have special dietary restrictions? Budget concerns? Looking for a certain type of food? The Roosevelt Hotel is a block away from Grand Central Station, and there's a Michael Jordan restaurant in there. Would they like that? Or is that way past their price range? (That's why budget is important).

www.michaeljordansnyc.com/menu.php?menu_id=11

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3. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

NYC has about 20,000 restaurants and without knowing your budget and what kind of food your kids like we don't have a clue. When out DDs were in that age group they loved Tao - for the yummy pan asian food and the totally over the top decor - but it's not cheap.

Do they have huge appetites the way some teen boys do and like Italian? They might enjoy Carmine's, which is very loud and festive and serves basic red sauce Italian in ginormous portions.

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4. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

If it is the Summer, they could go to the Central Park Boat House for Lunch and rent row boats afterwards.

If it is Winter, then Rock Center Cafe, go to TOTR, and/or Skating after.

If they have at least one adult (over 25) they can go to Dave & Buster's. Teens usually like the entree game deals there.

Enjoy!

Edited: 12 June 2018, 06:38
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5. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

Look up Bonchon - my teens liked it, and there is more than one location. :)

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6. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

While BonChon has a tasty version of twice/thrice fried chicken, it is a mundane chain. No charm.

Bryant Park Grill?

Don't you think teens would rather go to SoHo? or The Village?

Birmingham, Alabama
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7. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

Black Tap for burgers and over the top milkshakes?

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8. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

For a fun meal for 15 year olds that adults might enjoy: Carmine’s in theatre district, Pellegrino’s in Little Italy, Bubby’s in meatpacking district and Red Roster in Harlem. These are all very different, but I think they would appeal to teenage boys.

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9. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

Many thanks to all of you for these suggestions!

I will find out more about these places and hopefully we'll choose something.

I forgot to mention MOST IMPORTANT I guess - preferably, restaurant should be withing walking distance from the Central park !

Re budget - depends what offered fr the price

Kind of food my son likes - I asked, he likes many, but not vegetarian.

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10. Re: Restaurants for 15 yo boy and his 3 friends on b-day near ..

I second Black Tap. I took my 15-yo son there last week and he loved it. Just google their shakes and that'll probably convince your son! If you go there, I don't believe they take reservations, and we waited in line for about 30 mins at 5pm on a Saturday. They get crazy busy.

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