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LJW Aug 18, 2006 02:19 PM

Can someone recommend a casual place for a lunch meeting near NYU/Washington Square Park? To give you a better idea, Lupa is probably too expensive, and Gray Dog a little too casual and loud. Thanks.

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    bobby06877 Aug 18, 2006 02:47 PM

    Otto falls in the middle from a price standpoint. I am not sure how loud they pump their music during lunch, at dinner it is loud.

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      billyeats Aug 18, 2006 05:58 PM

      This is the other direction from Grey Dog & Lupa, but I love Cafe Asean and have had a couple of nice meetings there. The food (southeast Asian) is outstanding, and the garden area out back is very pleasant.

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        dpolan1 Aug 19, 2006 12:40 AM

        I would second that. I thought this place quite lovely.

      2. MBShapiro Aug 18, 2006 06:52 PM

        Cafetasia on 8th between university and mercer is very good and has a $7 lunch special. Also southeast asian.

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          howboy Aug 18, 2006 07:36 PM

          North Square.

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            calypsogirl Aug 18, 2006 09:56 PM

            north square
            le pain quotidien
            otto
            the adore

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              dbird Aug 18, 2006 11:59 PM

              Pearl.

              1. cheflauren Aug 19, 2006 02:06 PM

                marquet

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