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Todd Oct 23, 2006 08:23 PM

My mother is visiting this weekend, staying at the Hilton Millenium downtown, and I'm looking to make dinner reservations nearby. I'm thinking American, Seafood, or Italian (She can be a pretty picky eater) in the moderate price range.

Thanks in advance!!

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    104manhattanite Oct 23, 2006 08:33 PM

    Fresh, on Reade St in Tribeca so just north of the hotel, is a wonderful option for seafood. You can get it simply grilled or one of their entrees--I recommend the pumpkin encrusted halibut this time of year. The ambiance is lovely and the service is very good. And it is indeed Fresh.

    I've never been to Thalassa, which is a Greek seafood place, but I've heard that it's very good as well.

    Adrienne's on Stone St in the Financial District is a decent enough pizza bar if you're looking for Italian food. There is also apparently an organic Italian place somewhere in the financial district that people love--but its name escapes me...does anyone else know what I'm talking about?

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      lizziea312 Oct 23, 2006 08:55 PM

      The organic Italian place is called Quartino, and unfortunately it closed recently. I'm not sure if you would consider it moderate, but Landmarc is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. It's in Tribeca, on W. Broadway b/t Worth and Leonard. Great steaks, pasta, etc.

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        dkstar1 Oct 23, 2006 09:30 PM

        did it close or did it just get bought by someone. I've heard conflicting reports. Alas, I no longer work down there.

        For what its worth...Quartino was a decent option once in awhile. Cool looking place but HORRENDOUS service and slightly overpriced but health-conscious and decent pastas. The citrus drink they sold was tasty too.

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        Todd Oct 24, 2006 01:58 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions so far...What aout Upstairs at Bouley? Would it take forever to get a table?

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          Lucia Oct 24, 2006 02:24 PM

          I haven't been for a while, but in the past I've waited less than half an hour for a table for 2 on a Saturday night.

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          jenhen2 Oct 24, 2006 02:07 PM

          Landmarc is great, still there are still run by the same chef. It's great! You could also try the downstairs area of Bobby Van's across of the NYSE. It's decent, as are all the restaurants on Stone Street. Fresh is a little expensive in my opinion. Also, down in Battery Park, there is Gigino's for Italian and Battery Gardens for American. Both are good with amazing views!

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