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Casual dining around 14th St. and 7th ave?

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I'm looking for a place to have dinner tomorrow night with a friend. I'm expected to be at Flannery's (205 w. 14th) that evening for drinks, hence the address-based request. We are flexible on all other matters -- relatively casual is preferred, since I'll be dressed to go to a pub. All cuisines welcome.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Adrienne

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  1. meatingpacking not far away, crispo, gonzo, all dreessed up to go to a pub????

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    1. re: doc

      Hahahaha -- no, by "dressed for a pub" I meant I'm hoping to wear jeans to dinner so that I don't look overdressed at drinks.

      Thank you all for your suggestions -- I sent all your ideas to my friend. I will post where we wind up and how we like it.. that is, if I can still remember post-drinking.

      :)

      Adrienne

      1. re: Adrienne

        Another comfort-foody place I like is Cafeteria on 17th and 7th. Everything from salads to (good) burger and fries.

      2. re: doc

        I used to really like Raymond's Café when it was on 23rd St. and followed it to its current loacation on 7th Ave. at 15th St. where I was also very pleased. I've not been there in a few years, so I can't say if it went downhill, but I think it would be worth a try, given your criteria.

      3. Depending upon price range etc, here are some stand-bys places in that vicinity:

        Cafe Loup - (W. 13th) French-ish, bistro-ish, maybe pricier than you're looking for but always reliable.

        Bar Six (6th Ave & 12th) Good drinks, an-always pleasing chicken tagine.

        La Taza D'Oro (8th, 14th & 15th) - Yellow Rice, Red Beans and the daily special. Cafe Con Leche before you go out drinking.

        Popeye's (14th Street)- Seriously

        Le Zie (7th & 20th?) - Italian (semi-Venetian) One of the few places you can get good pici around.

        La Taqueria (Greenwich Ave, near 12th Street) - Surprisingly good Mexican fare. Comfortable place to dine alone.

        Those are what come quickly to mind. I'm sure someone will have a more definitive list.

        Best....

        1. VatelsSous has given you some good suggestions. doc's idea about the Meatpacking District isn't a bad one either, but that can turn into an expensive night out pretty quickly.

          A few more from a neighborhood resident, all (coincidentally) on Greenwich Avenue, just a couple blocks south of 7th Ave and 14th St:

          good
          89 Greenwich Ave (near Bank St)
          212-691-8080

          American with occasional Latin influences; comfort food. Nice salads; the roasted duck is really good. Strong drinks at the bar.

          Cafe de Bruxelles
          118 Greenwich Ave (corner W 13th St)
          212-206-1830

          Excellent moules frites and Belgian ales. Other menu items somewhat uneven, but the mussels and fries can't be beat.

          Sapore
          55 Greenwich Ave (at Perry St)
          212-229-0551

          Very affordable, casual Italian; very good pastas and sandwiches, pretty good seafood dishes. One of the best values in the neighborhood.

          - er

          Link: http://enrevanche.blogspot.com

          1. CRISPO ROCKS!! Closer to 8th Ave & 14th St.

            Cafe Asean has a nice atmosphere, Asian cuisine and easy on the wallet (Greenwich Ave)