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Really good, LES, inexpensive non-Asian restaurant, dinner?

houdipuffy Dec 24, 2006 12:00 AM

Looking for a place on a weeknight on the LES where you can hear yourself talk, and where you don't have to wait too long to get a table for 4. Any possibilities?

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    jimmyjazz Dec 24, 2006 01:56 PM

    Les Enfants Terribles on Canal/Ludlow has a great vibe and good African/French fusion. Brown on Hester between Essex/Ludlow is also worth a try, although I've only been for lunch/brunch. Great salads, sandwiches, and their dinner menu has always looked pretty solid.

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      jeanki Dec 24, 2006 01:31 PM

      Alias is supposed to be great food for the price. They have a bargain prix fixe on Sundays too.

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        nixienox Dec 24, 2006 03:28 AM

        Perhaps Clinton Street Baking. Not expensive, but not exactly inexpensive either.

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          Pan Dec 24, 2006 12:17 AM

          What's your upper limit, and do you include the East Village in your concept of the Lower East Side?

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            houdipuffy Dec 24, 2006 11:09 AM

            I guess my upper limit is Menu Pages' $$, or about $15 and lower for entrees. Also, the EV would be too far since I'm located pretty far south of Delancey.

          2. aryn Dec 24, 2006 12:13 AM

            Casanis is a nice, casual french restuarant on Ludlow & Broome. It fairly traditional - both food and decor - and reminds me a lot of the cafes in Paris. Its usually pretty quiet and I've never had to wait for a table.

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              houdipuffy Dec 24, 2006 11:10 AM

              Thank you. I'll look into this place.

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