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Drinks at Tavern on the Green, then where to for dinner?

dd992emo Sep 10, 2006 01:18 PM

Be in NYC in December and meeting some friends for drinks at TOG, then they are off to a company function. We have no interest in eating there, so where is a good French/Italian/Mediterranean place within walking distance? Also, we're staying at the Lucerne on UWS. Thanks!

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    RCC RE: dd992emo Sep 10, 2006 01:29 PM

    Telepan on 69th Street.

    Pretty good QPR tasting menu.

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      Sean Dell RE: dd992emo Sep 10, 2006 08:43 PM

      I second Telepan, enthusiastically. Very very good, without yet attaining the greatness that, some believe, will be its eventual due.

      Good call on not eating at TOG.

      - Sean

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        intrepid RE: dd992emo Sep 10, 2006 08:45 PM

        asiate time warner center

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          Ken J RE: dd992emo Sep 11, 2006 01:37 AM

          Also recommend Telepan

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            DaveS RE: dd992emo Sep 11, 2006 03:03 PM

            One more for Telepan.

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              Treece RE: DaveS Sep 11, 2006 09:12 PM

              yet another for telepan.

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              Pupster RE: dd992emo Sep 11, 2006 03:23 PM

              For variety and to be troublesome by NOT repeating everyone else, I'll recommend Cesca, Tom Valenti's place.

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                DaveS RE: Pupster Sep 11, 2006 04:39 PM

                I believe 'Cesca is no longer Tom Valenti's. He's left there to focus on Ouest, which is also very good. Though that doesn't mean that 'Cesca won't still be great.

              2. floretbroccoli RE: dd992emo Sep 11, 2006 09:00 PM

                Since you're staying at the Lucerne, you might want to try Nice Matin, right downstairs, even if not for this particular meal. Many enthusiastic reviews of the four-napkin burger. I like their brunch.

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                  Evvy RE: dd992emo Sep 11, 2006 09:41 PM

                  Cafe des Artistes but if it is a weekend you may not get in.
                  Any place other than TOG

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