Need a recommendation
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.
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.
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?