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Any recommendations for dinner near 12th downtown?

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  • Izzy Aug 1, 2006 04:57 PM
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I have an appointment on 12th and Lexington on Friday and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for a decent restaurant for dinner around there.

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  1. Are you sure it's 12th Street & Lexington Avenue? Those two streets do not intersect. Lexington ends (or begins, depending on your perspective) at 23rd St, although it continues as Irving Place to 14th St.

    1. sorry, I meant 12th and Broadway

      1. otto
        1 5th ave at 8th st
        (italian)

        do sirak
        (korean)
        30 e. 13th btwn 5th and university

        piola
        48 e. 12th btwn university and broadway
        (pizza/italian)

        cafe loup
        105 w. 13th st at 6th ave
        (french)

        cafe spice
        72 university pl btwn 10th and 11th st
        (indian)

        jack
        80 university place at 11th
        (french)

        knickerbocker
        33 university pl at 9th
        (american)

        1. Also, Grand Sichuan St. Marks (between 2nd and 3rd).

          1. the strip house, but I don't have the exact address.

            1. Hearth on 12th/1st

              1. My favorite in that area is actually right there: Mexicana Mama on 12th just west of Broadway. Specials are usually the way to go.

                Otherwise:

                Una Pizzeria Napoletana (great Neopolitan pizza) on 12th btwn 1st & 2nd Ave
                Otto (Italian/pizza) on 8th St just east of 5th Ave
                Grand Sichuan St. Marks (Chinese) on St. Marks just east of 3rd Ave
                Klong (Thai) on St. Marks just east of 3rd Ave
                Hasaki (sushi) on 9th just east of 3rd Ave
                Kanoyama (sushi) on 2nd Ave at 11th St

                I would avoid the places on University Place.

                1. There's a new sushi place at B'way and 11th, east side of the street, address is probably 800 B'way. If you're just in the mood for diner-fare, Silver Spur is on the NW corner of 9th and B'way. Cafe DeVille is at 3rd ave. and 13th. Village on 9th btween 5th and 6th

                  1. Yeah, Do Sirak is fantastic for Korean. Also, Friend House on 3rd Ave (b/t 12th & 13th) is solid. I must disagree with Piola though, no offense. The only time I tried it, I though it was lame!