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Dinner B/4 Movie in Union Square

mle18 Oct 19, 2006 04:16 PM

I always get stuck in this hood and don't know where to go. Movie is at 9:55, something nicer than Old Town, but more casual than Casa Mono.

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    randymac88 RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 04:36 PM

    Great Jones Cafe is my standard dinner spot when I go to the movies. Casual but awesome cajun/southern cooking. Great margaritas (although go to dinner after the movie or else).

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      hps RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 04:56 PM

      taralluci e vino? 18th btwn 5th / broadway. they also have outdoor seating.

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        Todd RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 05:03 PM

        Saigon Grill - University btwn 12th and 13th

        1. wleatherette RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 06:04 PM

          dosirak, on 13th btw broadway and university, is a lovely little korean cafe.

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            bobby06877 RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 06:13 PM

            If you want to consider Japanese, I recently had a very good experience at Japonica on University and 12th. It is a little on the expensive side.

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              Lucia RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 07:00 PM

              Via Emilia, Azuki, Taralluci e Vino

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                xavier RE: mle18 Oct 19, 2006 10:11 PM

                There's also a bistro called Marquet on 12th just west of university. Mexicana Mama, in 12th just west of Broadway and stylish but moderately price pizza/pasta place called, I think, Piaola, across the street.

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                  mkendzierski RE: mle18 Oct 20, 2006 05:02 AM

                  You should check out Giorgio's of Gramercy on 21st b/w park & broadway. Great food...casual atmosphere...really weird name for a restaurant.

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                    windupbird RE: mle18 Oct 20, 2006 03:09 PM

                    Try Pizza Fresca...so good!!!


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                      haleyjen RE: mle18 Oct 20, 2006 05:40 PM

                      Maurizio on 13th Street...good Northern Italian, or Jack Bistro isn't bad. Love Knickerbocker on 9th and University, been going there with my parents since I was a kid.

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