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dinner for 2 near the angelika?

helenheaven Mar 21, 2007 02:21 PM

any recs for the retail-heavy, restaurant-light area around the intersection of broadway and houston? we've tired ourselves out on Noho Star and Lure Fishbar - looking for something new!

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    Lilybart Mar 22, 2007 05:29 PM

    I second the vote for Centovini. I ate lunch there a month ago and I vowed to return as soon as I can get downtown again.

    1. ronoc Mar 22, 2007 07:01 AM

      Lupa. Arturo's. Jane. All on or near Houston.
      Otherwise, it's about to get nice out - so how about an exploratory walk? Over to Layfayette and down to Spring for a whole mess of restaurants down there. There are also some great ones if you walk over to Thompson/Sullivan and then south.

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      1. re: ronoc
        kenito799 Mar 22, 2007 10:12 AM

        second Jane, plus it's pretty big so there shouldn't be a wait for a table

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        Katherine H Mar 21, 2007 07:56 PM

        How about a burger at Fanelli's on Prince and Mercer? I also like Jerry's and Kelley and Ping.

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          1uc7 Mar 21, 2007 08:22 PM

          Agree with Katherine's picks for casual dining in that area. I'd also throw in Zoe on prince -- have only gone there for lunch but for new american (which may not be considered exciting or trendy cuisine), I suspect it gets overlooked and it's actually pretty good. Otherwise Lupa is always good, though just slightly further west.

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            grocerytrekker Mar 22, 2007 05:22 PM

            I never did try Kelley and Ping.

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            piccola Mar 21, 2007 06:31 PM

            When to Dos Caminos SoHo recently. The food's good - the service was great. Seriously. Not just courteous and polite, but friendly in a sincere-sounding way.

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              nuxvomica Mar 21, 2007 03:56 PM

              Centovini - diagonally across the street on Houston. good Italian, fairly new

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                fullmanti Mar 21, 2007 03:10 PM

                Have you been to Jean-Claude, 137 Sullivan just south of Houston? Great little french place -- v authentic. Cash only.

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