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bladerobbins Feb 6, 2007 09:59 AM

Any suggestions on somewhere for dinner tonight that we could get into at this late date? Would like to spend under $50/person. Any cuisine will do, but really looking for a warm, cozy atmosphere. Was thinking Freeman's but worried about too long a wait. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  1. sara1213 Feb 6, 2007 03:37 PM

    Lavagna is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in east village...great food, good wine, never had too hard of time getting in. Also, 26 seats (or 28) good reasonably priced french food. atmosphere for both restaurants is great!

    1. ChefJune Feb 6, 2007 11:48 AM

      My all-time favorite "small place" anywhere is El Charro at 4 Charles Street. Spanish. [i]real[/i] Spanish. been going there for more than 15 years, and the food is always wonderful. great service, too, and reasonable prices. On a Tuesday night, and as cold as it is, you should be able to walk right in.

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        wingman Feb 6, 2007 11:09 AM

        I'd recommend Da Andrea in the West Village or Little Giant in the Lower East Side - each is unbelievably comfortable; Da Andrea feels like you're in soemone's itallian grandmothers home and Little Giant feels as if you're at a dinner party in your best friend's living room.

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          pellegrino31 Feb 6, 2007 10:54 AM

          Valdino West on Hudson in great - cozy and small, with really good Italian food.

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            eeee Feb 6, 2007 10:11 AM

            along the same lines, Frank (Italian) is very snug with delicious food.

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              Lucia Feb 6, 2007 10:08 AM

              Clinton Street Bakery in the LES
              Cornelia St. Cafe in the W Vill

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                Bugswife Feb 6, 2007 10:03 AM

                How about a place called Supper? Haven't eaten there myself, but have heard only good things.

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                  chundi Feb 6, 2007 10:12 AM

                  that's a good call though there will be a wait there too - however, they have a good bar with a fireplace to wait at. food's really good, very warm and cozy, and inexpensive italian.

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                    sara1213 Feb 6, 2007 03:36 PM

                    Supper was good...not great. Had to wait an hour and were sat right near kitchen...fast paced place

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