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Good but inexpensive restaurant in the upper west village/chealsea area?

alexnyc Jan 30, 2007 12:46 PM

My best friend's mom is in town for a couple nights and she wants to take us out to dinner. I want to impress her with a nice restaurant and good food, but I don't want to stick her with too high of a bill. I work at 8th ave and 14th St, and we're going to dinner right after. Any suggestions?

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    Lucia Jan 30, 2007 12:48 PM

    Crispo is right there.

    1. w
      wiessner1 Jan 30, 2007 12:56 PM

      Take a look at my post from last (Monday) evening about Cafe Cuba....

      1. m
        mae Jan 30, 2007 01:31 PM

        Valdino West on Hudson and Bank. Great food (Italian), warm service, cozy space. You can't go wrong.

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          Getchman Jan 30, 2007 03:01 PM

          I second Crispo. 240 W 14th St.

          1. m
            mrnyc Jan 30, 2007 04:33 PM

            GOOD is good for this too as is MAROONS.

            1. c
              ceeceee Jan 30, 2007 04:49 PM

              i have to agree about crispo!
              i've been meaning to try la national which is across the street too...

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