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Time Warner/AOL Building this Saturday, need recommendations and an Opinion please

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reliable Jan 10, 2007 03:38 PM

Hello all, will be at a concert this Saturday at the above location , we are 6 people. We have been given a recommendation of
Stone Rose ( Tapas ) at 10 Colombus Circle. Has anyone been? Mid priced fare needed, ethnic is fine as well as traditional.( No picky eaters here ) If we do not locate a place uptown we may be forced to head to chinatown for vietnamese. ( would rather be sitting uptown with a cocktail myself) thanks for your assistance and keep warm!

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    chocokitty Jan 10, 2007 10:40 PM

    I haven't been to Stone Rose but if you're going to be in the Time Warner Bldg, why don't you eat in Bouchon Bakery, located on the 3rd floor? The food's great, and the desserts are divine.

    Here's a link to the menu:
    http://menupages.com/restaurantdetail...

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      JMRB Jan 10, 2007 11:21 PM

      I was at Bouchon on Monday and they were closed for vacation so check and make sure they are open.

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      reliable Jan 11, 2007 12:12 PM

      Still awaiting a review on the Stone Rose. Any other choices near there?

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        bobby06877 Jan 11, 2007 01:16 PM

        I was with a group recently at Stone Rose. It is a terrific place to sit and have some drinks but I would not go for the food. In fact, I was there for several hours and never saw a menu or anyone being served food so I did not even know they had tapas. Food must be more of an afterthought. Great place for drinks though.

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        reliable Jan 11, 2007 12:37 PM

        I have read so many reviews online for the Stone Rose that think we will be crossing this off our list. Still need a decent place for dinner and drinks if anyone can assist we will be very grateful.

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          Scotty100 Jan 11, 2007 01:11 PM

          If you like Asian food with a bit of a French twist try the excellent Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental hotel next to the Time Warner building. Beautiful dining room with great views. Food is very good.

          They also have a cool bar if you would rather just do drinks...really stylish/classy place.

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            harrison Jan 11, 2007 01:20 PM

            I've never had food at Stone Rose, but there's nothing midpriced about it, especially the drinks.

            It's a bit further south and west, but take a look at Taboon (52nd/10th). Middle Eastern type fare with the most incredible bread and dipping sauces you'll ever have - fun place. Food/atmosphere are great.

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              kiworan79 Jan 11, 2007 03:48 PM

              Rosa Mexicana is right down the block (on Columbus and 62nd), which is moderate to expensive but great for groups and has a fabulous pomegranate margarita. Do make a reservation though as this location is very popular.

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                chow_gal Jan 11, 2007 03:57 PM

                Cafe Luxembourg. Do a search for "lincoln Center" and you'll get ideas to the North. Search for "hell's kitchen" for some ideas to the south. Stone Rose is good only for drinks and light food; not a full meal.

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                  cbw Jan 11, 2007 11:07 PM

                  I had dinner recently at the Rosa Mexicana near Lincoln Center/Columbus Circle and thought it wasn't very good. Certainly not as good as the one on First Ave or near Union Square. I'm not sure I would recommend it.

                  However, in that neighborhood, I like Whym 58th and 9th Avenue. It's only a few blocks walk from Columbus Circle.

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