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mle18 Sep 19, 2006 06:36 PM

Looking for a casual place, not to expensive, where 4 people can hang for a few hours.

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    jonasblank Sep 21, 2006 05:37 PM

    Grotto is a relatively reasonable Italian on Forsyth that (in my opinion) has a much nicer, quieter (and heated) garden than the other recommendations IMHO. Have had a good experience both times I have been there. Of the other recs, Loreley is a nice garden---very big. Obviously if you're into beer (vs wine or spirits) then it's the way to go. Good World is a favorite spot for me, but their back area is pretty cramped. Excellent drinks (try the "good world").

    I believe the new wine bar Jadis, on Rivington, also has outdoor space. Their wines are hit and miss, but reasonable. Food menu is what I'd call "French bar food" - fairly limited, some quiches, some sandwiches, a few salads, some savory tarts - but it's good.

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      chow_gal Sep 20, 2006 07:46 PM

      'inoteca has outside seating along the perimeter of the restaurant.

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        jrscribbler Sep 19, 2006 10:40 PM

        I'd second Loreley -- a great garden, and the brats and schnitzel are not half bad if you're into that kind of thing. Definitely a good place to hang out, especially during off-peak hours.

        Good World Bar and Grill on Orchard St. has some interesting beers and food, and I think there's outdoor seating (but I'd confirm that before you take my word for it) and Tenement on Ludlow has a decent garden, too, but I can't vouch for the food.

        1. wleatherette Sep 19, 2006 07:58 PM

          the recently-opened bondi beach on rivington and suffolk has sidewalk tables, but i'm not sure how the food is. azul (corner suffolk and stanton) has sidewalk seating as well and excellent skirt steak, but it's on the pricier side.

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          1. re: wleatherette
            wleatherette Sep 21, 2006 06:25 PM

            oops. azul appears to have moved their tables inside for the season.

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            FoodFanNYC Sep 19, 2006 07:02 PM

            Have you tried Loreley? I know they have outdoor seating and I German food. Very homey feel to it. But it's more of a bar.

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