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Oct 9, 2006 01:51 PM

Near Village Vanguard?

Hi all, please help me to narrow down my selections for my fiance's birthday dinner. I want to go to a late show at the Village Vanguard (7th Ave. & W. 11th St.), and would like a restaurant that's not terribly far. Cru looks great but might be a little too pricey. We both love seafood. Is Perry St. too precious, atmosphere-wise? I'd prefer something relatively laid-back, not too formal-feeling. Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. Cru is one of my favorite places, but is definitely pricey (and has gotten more so in the past 6 months). Perry St. is a great alternative, especially if you like seafood. My girlfriend and I tried four different seafood dishes there last time and all were great. I think the atmosphere is really nice and definitely not too formal (much less so than Cru, in any case).