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Jun 13, 1999 09:13 PM

dinner - Gramercy park, Soho, Village area

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I am looking for an interesting restaurant in the
downtown area - Gramercy park, Soho, Village. I am
coming down from CT so I would like a New York
experience. I am looking for an ecletic, interesting
menu, somewhat healthy, something vegetarian( my
sister is vegetarian - I am not), something light -
not heavy. I want quality food - not all form, no
substance. Restaurant could be a Tapa restaurant,
thai. I don't want meat and potatoes, or Italian. Am
I being to picky. Any ideas???

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    Frank Language

    May I suggest you do a search? It sounds like you
    haven't read any previous messages here, and are just
    picking your ideas off the top of your head. There are
    a lot of great downtown restaurants, and many of them
    are reviewed in detail here.

    I hope I don't sound too bitchy about this, but we are
    not a service for you to use; it's kind of like a
    library, where you have to find the books yourself.
    We're all in this together, okay? Welcome to Chowhound.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Frank Language

      in grammercy is Verbena, just what you're looking for.

      1. re: stephen kaye

        Mmmmm, Verbena, what a great idea ! They have a shrimp/artichoke appetizer that was just wonderful--and a memorable striped bass. A great meal and a wonderful place.

        1. re: Deb Van D
          Susan Thomsen

          Susan, are you the same one who called Arthur Schwartz
          recently? Anyway, you might also try Zen Palate, the
          vegetarian place at Park Avenue South and 16th Street.
          I was in there recently late, and it was packed! And
          the food is inventive and tasty.

          Susan Thomsen

          1. re: Susan Thomsen

            Zen Palate can be wonderful, but if you eat at the
            Union Square location make sure you get a table
            *upstairs*. Downstairs is fine for a quick bite, but
            upstairs is where they have the lovely atmosphere,
            view of the park, attentive service, etc.

    2. also try tabla, union pacific,