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Fresh Air Aug 3, 2001 04:04 PM

Can anyone recommend a good restaurant with an outdoor garden for dinner tomorrow night? The requirements:

1. No asian or indian
2. Something a little out of the ordinary
3. Not so swamped as not to be able to get a table (exclusive of a 2 hour wait) at 9 or 10pm on a Saturday.

Thanks everyone!

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    Cathy F Aug 3, 2001 04:49 PM

    Although I've never tried it, every week I pass by a place called Bondi serving Northern (?) Italian on 20th between 5th and 6th with what looks like a perfectly lovely garden in the back. Also, I Trulli on 27th Street has a garden, but I haven't been there in quite some time.

    Not sure about how difficult it would be to get into either place on a Saturday night.

    BTW, passed by 27 Standard, right next door to I Trulli and it looks like they're closed. Used to be fun for drinks and apps. Anyone know what the scoop is?

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    1. re: Cathy F
      Chowbabe Aug 3, 2001 06:10 PM

      I read somewhere that a Danny Meyer barbecue joint is going to move into the 27 Standard space.

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      Elizabeth Aug 4, 2001 04:50 AM

      Go to Mooza....it is probebly the best outdoor garden in the city at the moment and the food is very good....191 Orchard St.

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        Anil Khullar Aug 4, 2001 08:03 AM

        Druids -Irish Pub/restaurant on 51st and 10th.
        Check Central Park, Try Bryant Park Grill -
        You'll get outdoors if that is the main criteria.

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        1. re: Anil Khullar
          efdee Aug 4, 2001 03:55 PM

          How expensive is Druids? Citysearch says that a 3-course meal will be about $40/person without drinks, etc.

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          Ruby Aug 4, 2001 10:57 AM

          Two restaurants with wonderful gardens are Mooza on Orchard Street off East Houston and Miracle Grill on First Avenue between 6th & 7th Street. The food is very good at both and not overpriced. I Trulli has a fabulous garden but it's pricier. I believe Mooza takes reservations but Miracle Grill doesn't.

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          1. re: Ruby
            Fresh Aug 8, 2001 11:31 PM

            What type of food does Mooza have?

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            HLing Aug 5, 2001 01:50 AM

            Look up Va Tutti on Cleveland.

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