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drinks pre-Little Owl?

equilibrist Sep 9, 2006 03:31 AM

I will be having dinner at Little Owl next week--meeting someone on the late side (10), and we'll be coming from different parts of town and because of scheduling will probably both arrive in the neighborhood around 9. Looking for a place to have a pre-dinner drink (probably just wine, so a good wine selection by the glass is key) and possibly some small appetizers. Somewhere with a not-too-extreme noise level would be nice. In the past I would have tried Grange Hall. I'm drawing a blank on West Village spots like this. Any suggestions?

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    wdt212 Sep 9, 2006 05:11 PM

    Go to the bar at Mas Farmhouse on Downing ST. next to Blue Ribbon Bakery. They have an excellent wine by the glass selection, and it's quiet and lovely.

    1. tamasha Sep 9, 2006 08:32 PM

      The Other Room on Perry Street is nice too.

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        hardcore Sep 9, 2006 09:49 PM

        tia pols not too far..........perry street bar maybe....would say employees only but it gets loud......be wary mas' wine list is waay over priced...at least 4 times cost.......

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          wdt212 Sep 12, 2006 07:36 PM

          I agree that Mas is expensive, but if you're only going for a glass or two of wine, it's ok. The pours are generous at least. Most of the late dining options have higher mark-up (Blue Ribbon comes to mind).

          1. re: wdt212
            equilibrist Sep 12, 2006 08:36 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions--I'm leaning toward Mas. High markup meaning--cheapest glasses would be more than $10-$12? Just wondering.

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