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Gems in the East Village?

adairily Oct 6, 2006 05:28 PM


I am looking for a good place to eat tonight in the East Village other than Mermaid Inn, which I love but have already been to multiple times. I live in the WV and like places like Extra Virgin, Po, Pearl, etc. Thought I might have a nice evening across town.

Any suggestions? Thank you!

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    chundi Oct 6, 2006 05:33 PM

    Frank is a good option.

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      Todd Oct 6, 2006 05:38 PM

      Prune (new american) or The Elephant (French/Thai fusion) are two good choices next door to one another on 1st btwn 1st and 2nd Aves

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        Lucia Oct 6, 2006 05:58 PM

        Enoteca Barbone, Cacio e Pepe

        1. aesis Oct 6, 2006 06:15 PM

          Bar Carrera has great tapas and drinks at really reasonable prices ($3.50 each plate)


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            Hungry Esquire Oct 6, 2006 06:21 PM

            Max, Bao 111, and Mogador Cafe are solid options.

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              bobby06877 Oct 6, 2006 07:44 PM

              I second the Cacio e Pepe recommendation

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                pcwd Oct 6, 2006 09:50 PM

                Try O.G.

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                  ceeceee Oct 6, 2006 09:53 PM

                  i love prune.
                  also just went this week to bianca. what a treat too! and CHEAPPPPP!!!!!!!

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                    billyeats Oct 7, 2006 01:51 AM

                    Have you tried Via Della Pace yet? I rarely hear it mentioned on the boards and it's outstanding. Certainly not the value of Frank or Bianca but excellent food and cool vibe.

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                      Pan Oct 7, 2006 08:33 AM

                      I agree with some of the places already mentioned, and would add Col Legno, Lavagna, Pylos, Nomad, Grand Sichuan St. Marks, and the Caracas Arepa Bar. All pretty different from one another. There's lots to choose from in this neighborhood.

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                        cricri7 Oct 7, 2006 12:06 PM

                        There's Jules, which has live jazz musice, and not too expensive food. There's also Lucien...the food there is really good.

                        1. livetotravel Oct 7, 2006 12:33 PM

                          The Knife and Fork on E 4th between 1st and 2nd. Young inventive chef with daily changing market-driven menu. 6 course tasting menu @ $45 is one of the real bargains around. Small, intimate place with bar. Great new American.

                          1. fat parish Oct 7, 2006 04:03 PM

                            Supper, my fave. OG too.

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