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nice affordable BYO dinner in E. Village?

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Rachelroo Mar 30, 2007 08:22 AM

birthday dinner tomorrow; low on funds, high on expectations of romance.

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    kesues Mar 30, 2007 08:48 AM

    you could try kaleidoscope

    http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

    1. LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 08:51 AM

      Hi there! Sounds fun. I'm not sure of BYO's, per se, but I do have some reasonably priced romantic ideas for dinner:
      Lavagna (Italian)
      Pylos (Greek)
      Perbacco (Italian/small plates option)
      EU European Union (Continental)

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        Rachelroo Mar 30, 2007 10:05 AM

        Awesome, thanks for the feedback guys!

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          MRich Mar 30, 2007 10:12 AM

          Mermaid Inn is delicious and has a very reasonably priced wine list. Not sure of their BYO policy. It's a cute place. If you have high expectations of romance, what's a few extra bucks?

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            Rachelroo Mar 30, 2007 12:40 PM

            good point, M. Rich. Thanks!

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        mynameisigor7 Mar 30, 2007 10:09 AM

        Cafe Gigi on 9th bet 1st and A. Very nice atmosphere, the food is pizzas, salads, pastas and such and is pretty solid. Prices are very low BYOB fee is $3 a person so definitely right up your alley.

        1. cafecreme Mar 30, 2007 12:43 PM

          Have you tried Cafe Juanstavo on 16th St. between 7th and 8th? Maybe they closed? I haven't lived in NY for a while but they also do a great EASTER brunch.

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            TheDagster Mar 30, 2007 01:31 PM

            Westville East is BYO now, really liked the food, however it's not too romantic.

            Kaleidoscope is BYO now too, while the food wasn't too great, it is more romantic than Westville East.

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