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Have you ever been at a bachelorette party and wished that the stripper did in fact bring a pizza with “extra meat” before he ripped his clothes off?

The Pants recently received a 911 emergency request to save a bachelorette party that was spiraling dangerously close to snoozeville.   Pole dancing and Porn stars are well within our wheelhouse ,but fortunately this was a more PG problem: Where to eat?! Impending nuptials or not, we are often asked for fun places for large groups of girls to dine, often at the last minute.  See below for our suggestions, penis straws and boas not necessary.

Tao/Lavo/Marble Lane- The Strategic Group really has a lock on large, buzzy places that are guaranteed to be packed.  Even though it seems like Tao has been around forever, and the crowd might be a little corporate or touristy, it still feels pretty sexy and is a great place to get everyone in the mood to party.  The food is perfect for sharing and for girls (there is sushay), and Tao-tinis will have everyone shaking their shit before dessert.  Just don’t read too deeply into your fortune inside the giant cookie, bride. Lavo also has a party atmosphere, and will put together a set menu that is a real feast.  The food is a little heavy and the tabs tend to add up, but everyone is sure to have a good time, and if you go late enough, you can just head downstairs after dinner to work off some of that pasta.   Marble Lane is essentially a steakhouse, but there are lighter things to try.  The Dream Hotel can also be a one-stop shop for the night, with PH-D and the Electric Room in the same building, but definitely plan ahead if you want to go to either place, they are small and have door policy nonsense to contend with; also, just to be noted , Alex Julian, doorman at PH-D, is a special kind of asshole, and has no problem calling someone in your group fat, so, there’s that…

Stanton Social/Beauty and Essex- These places ooze fun, and the small plates are perfect for sharing with a large group. Both restaurants are owned by the same people, and they are very professional to deal with; someone will work with you to come up with a set menu in advance, if you are worried about cost/picky eaters.  Stanton Social reaches almost deafening noise levels in the dining room, so you will have to make your “woohoos” and toasts extra loud.  Beauty and Essex is a sexy space, and still gets a pretty attractive crowd.

Tortilla Flats- Don’t act like you are too good for it.  Sometimes the best answer is the simplest, and girls + tequila= fun.  At least in my circles…This place is made for bachelorette parties, with their hula hoop contests and silliness.  We have been at Tortilla Flats with brides- to -be drinking vodka out of a penis water-gun without anyone batting an eye, and that is a good thing.  We have also had a dinner here with a group of girls on Valentine’s Day, which might actually be the opposite of a bachelorette party, but it is guaranteed to be a good time.  It is a little pricier than you would gather from the looks of the place, but the food is decent and you don’t have to be, so…

The Darby-Another pick from nightlife/restaurant people, but this place has a twist: A real supper club atmosphere with a stage in the middle of the restaurant.  There is live music, and some times celebs in the house will jump and perform.  There is also the option of the lounge downstairs as well. The Darby is pretty chi chi, so if you are feeling SATC circa 2001, strap on your Choos and grab the rest of the gang for some Cosmos and dish…

Buddakan/Chinatown Brasserie/Kibo- Nothing says Girls Night Out like large scale Asian eateries.  Similar to Tao, these places offer a lot of atmosphere and always lot of people.  The menus are diverse and have easy to share items and often raw fish items as well, for the calorie counters amongst us.  The dim sum items at Chinatown Brasserie are top-notch crowd pleasers that won’t weigh you down before you hit the town hard, and Buddkhan’s location is just a few stiletto strutting blocks from all of the cobblestone teetering tribes in the MPD. Kibo actually offers “calorie free noodles”, which are also gluten free, so if you have any high-maintainence-I mean gluten allergic-friends in your group, they won’t starve to death.  Unless they are trying too..

Tao- 212-888-2288 www.taorestaurant.com

Lavo-212-750-5588 www.lavony.com

Marble Lane-212-229-2559 www.dreamdowntown.com

Stanton Social-212-995-0099 www.thestantonsocial.com

Beauty and Essex 212-614-0146 www.beautyandessex.com

Tortilla Flats 212-243-1053 www.

The Darby 212-242-4411 www.thedarbynyc.com

Buddakan 212-989-6699 buddakannyc.com

Chinatown Brasserie 212-533-7000 www.chinatownbrasserie.com

Kibo 212-824-2770 www.kibonyc.com


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