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Dinner near Angelika theater?

LJW Jul 29, 2006 03:36 PM


I am meeting my sister for dinner before a movie and am looking for a good, casual dinner recommendation. Is there still a Vietnamese place called Mekong or something nearby? Also if anyone has thoughts on L'Orange Bleue I would be interested to hear.


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    calypsogirl RE: LJW Jul 29, 2006 07:53 PM

    mekong in soho is closed.

    here are a few options:

    great jones cafe
    54 great jones st btwn lafayette and bowery

    bar bossa
    232 elizabeth st btwn houston and prince

    kelley and ping
    127 greene btwn prince and houston

    20 spring btwn elizabeth and mott

    20 prince btwn elizabeth and mott

    5 bleecker at bowery

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      Pan RE: LJW Jul 30, 2006 01:20 AM

      Another possibility is Arturo's. I love their clam pizza.

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        aunteejoy RE: LJW Jul 30, 2006 12:48 PM

        I would suggest Jane on W. Houston - just a few blocks from the theater.

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          kenito799 RE: aunteejoy Jul 30, 2006 02:42 PM

          i second jane, good food, decent prices, fairly large so you can get in without a wait

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            tamasha RE: kenito799 Aug 1, 2006 05:44 PM

            I third Jane!

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              Pan RE: tamasha Aug 1, 2006 09:35 PM

              What kind of food does Jane serve?

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                kenito799 RE: Pan Aug 2, 2006 01:10 PM

                I would call it "New American"

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          Pupster RE: LJW Jul 30, 2006 03:51 PM

          Also, you might want to check out the new wine bar Centovini. Opened in conjuction with the Moss design people, lots of Italian wine by the glass with Pugliese dishes. Location is right across the street from the theater.


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            debra1234 RE: LJW Jul 30, 2006 05:37 PM

            Noho Star is casual, with consistently good prices and good food (not awe-inspired, but generally quite tasty). A few blocks west (on thompson): arturo's, lupa, tomoe sushi -- all really good.

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              eeee RE: LJW Jul 30, 2006 07:33 PM

              I usually just run down to Fanelli's for a burger.

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                Jorel RE: LJW Aug 1, 2006 10:54 PM

                I'm not a huge fan of Noho Star and I would avoid Kelly & Ping if at all possible.

                I like Lombardi's (on Spring and Mott) for pizza, although Arturro's is good, too

                I'll second Bianca (on Bleecker btwn Bowery & Elizabeth) for Italian

                Cafe El Portal (on Elizabeth btwn Spring & Kenmare) is good Mexican (but the margaritas are pretty bad)

                Ushi Wakamura on Houston is fabulous Sushi, too - superior to Tomoe in my opinion

                Great Jones cafe is real fun, too.

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