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Where to Have Your Graduation Dinner

Graduation season is approaching, and there are tons of things that could potentially stress you out. Planning a celebratory dinner with your family and friends shouldn't be one of them. We're here to help.

This list is meant to serve as a directory, one in which we've profiled the best restaurants for your mom to feel cool enough to wear her leather pants, where your grandparents won't be upset about the music selection (they've always hated "Little Wayne"), where you can ball out ordering all the menu items, and solid restaurants that suit any occasion. Congrats on graduating, now go get some #EEEEEATS.

Downtown

Freemans 6Freeman's Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool, Any Situation
End of Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002
$$$

Maialino Perfect For: Private Room, Ballin' Out
82 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10010
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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria Perfect For: Any Situation
53 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
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Charlie Bird Perfect For: Private Room, Ballin' Out, Making Your Parents Feel Cool
5 King St.
New York, NY 10012
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Barbuto Perfect For: Private Room, Any Situation
775 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014
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Lafayette Perfect For: Any Situation
380 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 1000
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Il Buco Perfect For: Private Room, Any Situation
47 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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The Gander Perfect For: Ballin' Out, Grandparent-Friendly
15 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool
187 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
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Lupa Perfect For: Any Situation
170 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
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Rubirosa Perfect For: Any Situation
235 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
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Almayass Perfect For: Grandparents
24 E. 21st St.
New York, NY 10010
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Jane Perfect For: Any Situation
100 West Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
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Crispo Perfect For: Any Situation
240 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Bar Primi Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool, Any Situation
325 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
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Hundred Acres Perfect For: Any Situation
38 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
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L'Apicio Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool, Any Situation
13 E. 1st St.
New York, NY 10003
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Bar Bolonat Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool, Private Room
611 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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Lure Fishbar Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool
142 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
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Vic's Perfect For: Any Situation, Grandparents
31 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
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Cookshop Perfect For: Any Situation
156 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
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Little Park Perfect For: Any Situation, Grandparents
85 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10007
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The Odeon Perfect For: Any Situation
145 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
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The Dutch Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool, Any Situation
113 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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Midtown

Marta Perfect For: Any Situation
29 E. 29th St.
New York, NY 10016
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Blue Smoke Perfect For: Any Situation
116 E. 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
$$$

The Smith Midtown Perfect For: Any Situation, Grandparents
956 2nd Ave.
New York, NY
$$$

Crave Fishbar Perfect For: Any Situation, Private Room
945 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10022
$$$

ilili Perfect For: Grandparents
236 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
$$$

Eataly Rooftop Perfect For: Making Your Parents Feel Cool
200 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10010
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Esca Perfect For: Grandparents
402 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
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Quality Italian Perfect For: Any Situation, Ballin' Out, Private Room
57 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Ai Fiori Perfect For: Grandparents, Ballin' Out
400 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
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Uptown

The Cecil HarlemThe Cecil Perfect For: Any Situation
210 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10026
$$$

Amali Perfect For: Any Situation
115 E. 60th St.
New York, NY 10022
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Bar Boulud Perfect For: Ballin' Out, Grandparents, Private Room
1900 Broadway #2
New York, NY 10023
$$$

Dovetail Perfect For: Any Situation, Ballin' Out
103 W 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
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Kefi Perfect For: Any Situation
505 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
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Awadh Perfect For: Any Situation
2588 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
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Jean-Georges Perfect For: Ballin' Out, Grandparents
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
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Jones Wood Foundry Perfect For: Any Situation
401 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
$$$

The East Pole Perfect For: Any Situation, Private Room
133 E. 65th St.
New York, NY 10065
$$$

Telepan
Perfect For: Private Room, Grandparents
72 West 69 St.
New York, NY 10023
$$$

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