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Dinner B/4 Movie in Union Square

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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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  1. 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).

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

      1. Saigon Grill - University btwn 12th and 13th

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

          1. 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.

            1. Via Emilia, Azuki, Taralluci e Vino

              1. 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.

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

                    1. 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.