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Mar 11, 2000 01:00 AM

Avenue A and 6th Street

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I'm going to see Dave's True Story tonight at some place on Avenue A at 6th Street, can anyone recommend interesting restaurants (because I *really* don't want to eat Indian food on 6th St!)?

I'm assuming any place in the area will be informal, and I can't imagine price would be an object.


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  1. go to either 1- I.Coppi ( 9th 1st & A or 2- Il Bagatto 2nd A & B) both are tasty italian

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    1. re: stephen kaye

      One warning: I COPPI was expensive enuf and fancy enuf (for the area) that it caused descention among my croad and we didn't go! You may also need a res. It is supposed to be wonderful but not a dinner to be rushed through.
      How about Mary Ann's on 5th and 2nd Ave... good mole, and seafood specials (tex-mex) or Marion's on Bowery and 4th St. for great cosmos and appies, etc.

      1. re: Jessica S.

        I've had two great meals at I Coppi and one that wasn't quite as good. I don't think it's all that expensive for the food quality and overall experience, although I don't remember the prices, exactly. Reservations are definitely recommended. MaryAnn's is in an entirely different league. I don't think I'd recommend it to anybody, unless the goal was fairly cheap, ok food.

        1. re: Peter Cuce

          I personally would take I Coppi over MaryAnn's anyday, but I wouldn't want to eat there before going to see theatre... I like to linger over the good stuff. But perhaps I should not have assumed that was true for her.
          I also had this bad memory of just trying to pop into I Coppi before seeing music at Brownies on 10th and A and being treated snootily because we had no res. and also the 'niceness' of the place taking some of my friends by surprise and they just weren't into it. (I was, though!!)

    2. There is a new little restaurant row in the East Village and it isn't 6th Street, thats for sure. Its First and First. There are four or five pretty good and some very good small restaurants starting with Boca Chica on the corner of First and First. Going west along First Street is Tasting Room, Prune, Chez Es Saada, Elephant and a couple of others I think. Prune, especially, is wonderful. I cannot guarantee that you can get a table but you can try. Definitly worth a shot and any of these can provide a good dining experience.

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      1. re: Stefany B.

        agreed. that little strip "restaurant row" has been buzzin for a while now. we went to prune recently(the old casanis location), is very tasty indeed. very tasty drinks a boca chica. forgot the name of the place across the street from boca chica, but theyserve intense martinis.