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Restaurants on Amsterdam night of Macy's balloon inflation

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Mobile, AL
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Restaurants on Amsterdam night of Macy's balloon inflation

From reading on the forum the Macy's balloon inflation the night before the parade is pretty crowded.

How crazy will it be at the restaurants on Amsterdam? We have reservations at Vai but think that our teens would prefer pub food on Amsterdam.

Are the crowds going to be ridiculous at casual restaurants?

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1. Re: Restaurants on Amsterdam night of Macy's balloon inflation

I think Amsterdam is far enough away (2 avenues) that you will be ok... Some people will head over there but others will be off in all sorts of directions. There are also a number of places on Columbus which comes before Amsterdam when walking away from the park...

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2. Re: Restaurants on Amsterdam night of Macy's balloon inflation

For good pub food I would head over to Blondie's on 79th street. Not far from where you will be.

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3. Re: Restaurants on Amsterdam night of Macy's balloon inflation

Hey mobilemom37:-) You certainly won't fall short on great food and places to choose from along Columbus and Amsterdam Aves...A classic staple of the neighborhood is McAleers on 80th and Amsterdam..there's Dead Poets, also Parlour which is off Broadway towards West End Avenue 86th Street..These are popular neighborhood haunts w/typical pub fare..although the teens won't be drinking, think they'll enjoy the atmosphere..Vai is good but definetely more 'upscale' than the ones mentioned..and definetely not 'pub' food! Have fun..and enjoy!

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4. Re: Restaurants on Amsterdam night of Macy's balloon inflation

Thanks for the responses! We leave tomorrow morning bright and early! We are so excited! We were able to get a Big Apple Greeter for Friday. We will also be seeing the Rockettes, Lion King and Wicked. It's going to be a great holiday!

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