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Itenerary for Visiting College Friends... HELP!! ANY ADVICE WELCOME!

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UESgal Nov 3, 2006 03:57 PM

2 Friends from college in town next weekend. Here is my tentative "itenerary". Please share any advice or thoughts about any of these choices!

FRIDAY:

breakfast - bagels
lunch - THE MODERN (we'll be visiting MOMA anyway)
early dinner at RED CAT before going to the theatre

SATURDAY:

brunch - BALTHAZAR
afternoon tea - ST. REGIS
late dinner - i have reservations at LE GIGOT, PEASANT, and THE ORCHARD

SUNDAY:

breakfast - i'm cooking
lunch - ?????
dinner - PEARL OYSTER BAR

I'm not sure about lunch on Sunday or what to choose for our SAT dinner... or if I should do something else entirely. Thoughts?? Thanks so much for any info!

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    nychowgirl Nov 7, 2006 06:36 PM

    I second the Tides recommendation and would opt for either Peasant or the Orchard over Le Gigot for Saturday evening. I love Le Gigot but it's a small, cozy kind of place and the atmosphere at the other two would probably be better for your group. Peasant and the Orchard are both great. I'd pick based on where you want to go out afterward.

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      UESgal Nov 8, 2006 06:31 PM

      Thanks, I think I've decided on Peasant for Sat night. I haven't been there (I've been to Apizz though), so I'm looking forward to it! Thanks all for the suggestions.

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      howund09 Nov 4, 2006 02:35 PM

      Don't forget 'inoteca down that way. Very much what you are looking for.

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        Pan Nov 3, 2006 07:15 PM

        Have they been to Katz's before? That would be my suggested addition to your itinerary.

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          theannerska Nov 7, 2006 08:51 PM

          Katz's is definitely a must, moreso if they haven't been before.

        2. MMRuth Nov 3, 2006 05:39 PM

          Sounds like a lovely itinerary - but Pearl is closed on Sundays. Maybe go there on Saturday (they close at 11pm) and to one of your Saturday places on Sunday - I very much like Le Gigot - haven't been to Orchard or Peasant, though since those are in a different neighborhood that Pearl & Le Gigot, one of them might be a better choice from the "showing the town" perspective.

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            UESgal Nov 3, 2006 05:42 PM

            ooh, thanks! i didn't pearl was closed on sunday. hmmm, i'll have to think on this one. thanks again...

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              bobby06877 Nov 3, 2006 05:49 PM

              If you want to stay downtown on Sunday and are looking for a substitute for Pearl, I would highly recommend Aquagrill. Outstanding oysters and seafood. They also have a great Sunday brunch which would fit your lunch or dinner needs. You might also consider Jane for lunch on Sunday, it has a pretty young and energetic crowd and Aquagrill for dinner. They are close to each other. You can walk around the Village or Soho in between

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                MMRuth Nov 3, 2006 05:53 PM

                Aquagrill is a great rec. and if you go, be sure to stop by Kee's for a chocolate or two on Thompson - think she's open until 7pm.

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                  UESgal Nov 3, 2006 11:07 PM

                  Never been to Aquagrill... I don't know why, but I had this idea in my mind that it was really pricey. I will check it out online though! I've been to brunch at Jane, which was great, but never lunch.

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                RGR Nov 3, 2006 07:30 PM

                I think Tides, the teensy fish/seafood "shack" on Norfolk St., would be an excellent substitute for Pearl's. The food's delicious; the space has a stylish charm, including a very unusual ceiling; and the owner, Stephen, one of the nicest guys around, goes out of his way to see that diners are satisfied.

                http://www.tidesseafood.com

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                  UESgal Nov 3, 2006 11:04 PM

                  Ooh, I've never been to Tides. Love Pearl and Mary's Fish Camp - though I prefer Pearl. So, I'm always up for trying another "seafood shack" type place!

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                    Lucia Nov 4, 2006 02:15 PM

                    While the menu at Tides is similar to Pearl and Mary's, the atmosphere really isn't seafood shack at all, in a good way.

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