L.E.S. Dinner Rec. for tonight
We have to have dinner tonight on the L.E.S. -- 4 people -- 9pm. We have to be at sin-e at 11pm.
Any recommendations on a places we can grab dinner that won't have a ridiculous wait? All we can think of is Supper. . .or Frank's. . .help please. . .
I'd go with Clinton Street Bakery. After living down there for two years, I realized almost every other restaurant down there is focused on being sceney and not on the food. Thusly, there's always a wait and the food is never worth the price. Clinton Street Bakery, however, can always seat you within 10 minutes and the food is excellent. the shrimp and grits is an especially great dish, but i've never had anything bad there.
Clinton Street Baking Company is a far easier scene to take in at night and very close to Sin-e. I've walked in on several occasions and had a only a short wait or no wait at all.
Cibao Restaurant, across the street from Alias, does great Cuban sandwiches and always seems a little empty to me -- it doesn't have great atmosphere but the staff will treat you right.
I might also call and try to get a last minute reservation at The Kuma Inn or Alias.
Opentable also says that Apizz, Chubo, Suba, and Core One Nine One have openings.
Also see this recent thread: