Once a year you get to eat as much cake as you want. Share your tips about the best birthday restaurants or your perfect birthday meal, and get recipe ideas for cakes, plus etiquette tips about birthday parties and dinner planning.

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Jan 30 5-10pm, Absinthe 20th anniversary, SF

by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

"Officially celebrating our 20th Anniversary tomorrow, 1/30! Join us for a reception-style event featuring an all-sta...

Melanie Wong commented 21 days ago

Birthday Dinners... who pays? what is the etiquette?

by AmblerGirl 10 years ago

I have seen alot of diversity regarding the etiquette of who pays if a group of people go out to a restaurant to cele...


ricepad commented 23 days ago

Better alternative to Rainforest Cafe for 8-year-old's birthday meal

by rusugiru 1 month ago

My husband and I are bringing our two sons to Chicago on a four-day visit in mid-February to celebrate my younger son...


rusugiru commented 1 month ago

Dinner and live music/show for 2

by chocolatemint 4 months ago

Hello! I am looking for dinner (steak or something else?) and live music/show for two (her and a guest) deal in the...


chocolatemint commented 2 months ago

12/28/17 - Humphrey Slocombe free ice cream

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Thank you San Francisco! Wednesday, Dec 28th is our 9th birthday and we want to celebrate with complimentary ice cre...

Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

40th Birthday Cocktails

by amnyc 2 months ago

My husband will be turning 40 in February. I would like to host a cocktail party for him. We live in a very small ...

JMF commented 2 months ago

Birthday Dinner - Casa Mono, Estela, Contra or USC?

by RichBinkle 3 months ago

I realize one of these is not at all like the others. I also am aware that very soon I have to book a reservation as...


RichBinkle commented 2 months ago

What to bring, birthday in the office

by Muhlyssa 10 years ago

About four years ago, the powers that be at my office stated "the association will no longer be paying for birthday c...

ilovecooking721 commented 2 months ago

Party menu? Alcohol quantities?

by somervilleoldtimer 3 months ago

I'm having a party for 50 people in my home, hopefully with somewhat staggered arrivals so it isn't ridiculously crow...


somervilleoldtimer commented 3 months ago

Where would they make a big deal for a patron's 70th B-day?

by EB_picurean 3 months ago

Was considering Acquerello, French Laundry, Manresa or Restaurant @ Meadowood? Probably 4 of us. Not unlimited fund...


SeaEagle commented 3 months ago

Birthday dinner in Berkeley

by yummerz225 3 months ago

My friend's birthday is coming up, and I want to take her to dinner. What are some good spots to hit around Berkeley...


ML8000 commented 3 months ago

Who selects the birthday dinner venue?

by thevalleyites 8 months ago

If you invite someone out for a birthday dinner, who should pick the restaurant? The inviter or celebrant? What is th...


Foxeyblue commented 3 months ago

Restaurant Birthday Party- You're Invited But You Have to Pay

by Kat 5 years ago

So, my neighbor recently told me that she and her spouse were invited to a friend's birthday party at an upscale rest...

hill food commented 4 months ago

If you invite does that mean you pay?

by cami8917 4 months ago

Hello, I’m currently dealing with a small dilemma and need some opinions. My wife’s birthday is coming up and I deci...


JoannaNYC commented 4 months ago

Big Group Dinner - help

by Francis 4 months ago

I am looking for a great space for a large group 10 + for dinner in mid November. I am open to any cuisine but must ...

nsxtasy commented 4 months ago

Special Birthday Dinner Recommendations

by hopeinmee 5 months ago

My husband wants a special dinner for his birthday. His mom always made him standing rib roast. I don't want to remak...


zackly commented 5 months ago

Hudson Valley Date Night Dinner

by mmrodent 5 months ago

Hi Chowhounders, The hubby and I are driving up from Philly to stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn. We’d like to eat out s...


jayjay commented 5 months ago

Help! Need fun/trendy restaurant for twelve 16yr old girls

by tonilyn1 5 months ago

So I'm taking my daughter and a dozen of her girlfriends to NY for lunch on a Saturday for her Sweet 16 bday. I'm try...


foodwhisperer commented 5 months ago

Crab Cakes Red Wine

by Carriejr 5 months ago

Big birthday weekend coming up for family. Having husband's favorite crab cakes shipped in from Maryland. I would l...

hotoynoodle commented 5 months ago

Sunday Lunch Lower East Side NYC

by parapraxis 5 months ago

Family with two preschoolers would like to take Grandma to lunch after a show (East 15th St) on Sunday mid-day in NYC...


GaryUES commented 5 months ago

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