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Good BYOB in Manhattan?

Ineedit2Eat.it Feb 12, 2007 04:09 PM

I have some friends coming to visit this weekend and all they want to do is eat at BYOB restaurants. One of them is a vegitarian and none of us are looking to spend tooooo much.
Preferably in the lower east side. Any suggestions?

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    Benjamin68 Feb 12, 2007 04:12 PM

    Falai Paneteria on the LES is BYO and inexpensive.

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      mikka Feb 13, 2007 06:23 AM

      I second Falai Panetteria. I've had many delicious meals, always finished perfectly by one of their delicious pastries. There's a good wine shop a few blocks away that they've recommended to us that has a good selection and a pretty good price range.

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      quizkiddonniesmith Feb 12, 2007 05:35 PM

      Jin (252 broome)
      Cube 63 (63 clinton street)
      Yozakura Kushiyaki Bar (68 Ludlow St)

      Sticky Rice (85 sticky rice)

      of these, i would say my favorite is jin. sticky rice has the most extensive vegitarian menu, but for the most part, it's just standard thai fare.

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        Sambossanova Feb 12, 2007 05:44 PM

        I like Ivo and Lulu. The food there is great but the menu is kinda smallish and probably only has one or two vegetarian entree options. The place is also very small. It is somewhere near tribeca meets soho i dont remember.

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          yumyumyogi Feb 13, 2007 06:40 AM

          I second Ivo & Lulu. Broome between 6th & Varick.

          It's a great place to go if you have a party of 2-4. The simple menu and the small space makes it feel like you're eating a home-cooked meal. They serve mostly organic ingredients, the atmosphere's very laid back, and the food is tasty.

          Try the duck confit!

        2. oolah Feb 12, 2007 08:20 PM

          Sorry, but there really aren't very many good BYOB options in NY.

          Angelica Kitchen in the E Vill. is veggie and BYOB. I'm not crazy about it, but my veggie friends like it. Tartine in the W Vill. has pretty good french bistro food and is BYOB, but is not too veggie friendly.

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            gutsofsteel Feb 13, 2007 01:05 AM

            There are many BYO restaurants in NYC. You just have to willing to pay a corkage fee, which is still a great deal, and tremendously less expensive than buying off the list in most cases.

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              oolah Feb 13, 2007 07:17 AM

              You're right, but I assumed that since the OP didn't want to "spend too much" they were looking for cheap eats with no corkage -- not a place to bring their special bottle of wine. I should have been more specific. So, OP, if you have a special bottle of wine and are willing to pay corkage, there are indeed many places. If not, you will have fewer choices.

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                shane Feb 13, 2007 11:35 AM

                Here's a good list of such places:


                The only no corkage place that I would actually recommend is Tartine.

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              haleyjen Feb 13, 2007 07:19 AM

              I like A on 106th and Columbus.

              1. Nosher Feb 13, 2007 10:09 PM

                I'd suggest either Yozakura Kushiyaki or Tartine. There's also a newish place on Ninth Avenue called Tartare that does a no-corkage dinner. The food is just OK, but if you choose a great bottle from the nearby Ninth Avenue Vintner, you can do pretty well there. Give them a ring though, as they've told us that their liquor license is 'coming any day now.'


                NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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                  FoxyWiles Feb 15, 2007 11:26 AM

                  What about the slew of uber-cheap Indian places on 1st Ave between 5th and 6th? No corkage fees, authentic, plenty of vegetarian options.

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                    souldawg Feb 15, 2007 11:33 AM

                    I posted this in the other thread, but I read that Tribeca Grill is doing it on Monday's now.

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                      kam0424 May 21, 2007 06:43 PM

                      Try Nook, 9th Avenue and 51st Street. REALLY good food, but really small.

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                        batterypark May 21, 2007 06:47 PM

                        AOC Bedford allows you to bring your own bottle one night a week without paying corkage (Sunday or Monday, I think) and has good vegetarian options. Primitivo on 14th Street (@7th Ave.) also has the same. Call either restaurant to confirm that this is still offered and check which nights they offer this option.

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