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Fun & Delicious East Village Restaurant for Birthday Dinner

shalunya Dec 19, 2006 04:58 PM

Taking a friend out to dinner tonight - there will be four of us, and looking for a fun & delicious restaurant in the East Village. We were going to go to Momofuku Ssam, but it's looking like that will be too tight for the four of us. Recommendations please?!

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    bobby06877 Dec 19, 2006 05:12 PM

    I always enjoy the food and vibe of Cacio e pepe when I am in the EV.

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      kathryn Dec 19, 2006 05:43 PM

      Are you saying the original Momofuku is too small, or Ssam Bar? I've never seen Ssam Bar full up although it has gotten kinda close to full during the late night menu.

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      1. re: kathryn
        shalunya Dec 19, 2006 07:32 PM

        Hmm okay, I'm going to check out Ssam. Thanks.

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        chow_gal Dec 19, 2006 05:50 PM

        Xunta - Spanish on 1st ave (and maybe 11th street-ish). Cheap, lively, great tapas. Inexpensive wines and sangria.

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          Rodrigo Dec 19, 2006 07:27 PM

          Esperanto, which is on Avenue C I believe, has tasty Latin American food and a festive atmosphere.

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            Desidero Dec 19, 2006 08:28 PM

            I think Supper on 2nd (A/B) is a fun place with solid food. I'm a fan of the cacio e pepe.

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