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Looking for Last Minute Date Spot in W Village

MRG Apr 6, 2007 07:04 AM

I am looking to try something new in the West Village for a date tonight. Here are my usual spots: Moustache, Tanti Bacci Cafe, A.O.C., Westville, The Former Sazarac House, Mary's Fish Camp, Diablo Royale, Chow.

Anyone have a cute neighborhood spot with good atmosphere that I could get into last minute on a Friday night?

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    jsgjewels RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 07:26 AM

    Extra Virgin, love the drinks too. Da Andrea, delish and cute, but might get crowded and I dont think they take rezzies for smaller groups.

    1. erin07nyc RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 07:36 AM

      We've been eating at Deborah a lot since Inside closed. You would need a reservation, but should be able to still get one today.

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        Lucia RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 07:49 AM

        Snack Taverna, Crispo, Agave, Cornelia St. Cafe, Ditch Plains (I've only been for brunch, though), Po, Jane. I like Deborah for brunch, but recent dinners have been sporadic.

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          a_and_w RE: Lucia Apr 6, 2007 01:53 PM

          Po is a good call -- charming and great about accommodating walk-ins if they can.

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          mae RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 11:22 AM

          I love Valdino West on the corner of Hudson and Bank. Great food--I actually like it better than Da Andrea for pasta, and the atmosphere is cozy and cute (personally I find Da Andrea too bright), with great service. Try the gnocchi osso bucco or for something lighter, try their brodetto (seafood stew). The chicken parm is amazing too.

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            cjd260 RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 11:57 AM

            Don't know what you want for "atmosphere," but if that means "romantic", there's always The Place. It's a bit much for a first date, and skip their cocktails, but for a third date or beyond, the food's good, the prices are decent and it's cute as all get out.

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              MazeDancer RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 12:44 PM

              Jarnac. Sweet. Friendly. Romantic. Good Food. Not overpriced. They're on open table

              1. NAtiveNewYorker RE: MRG Apr 6, 2007 12:50 PM

                Try Lima's Taste. It's a Peruvian on Christopher and Bedford. Interetsing interior, unique menu, and never a wait (in my experience).

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                  piccola RE: MRG Apr 7, 2007 04:56 PM

                  I know it's too late, but I'd like to throw in I Tre Merli.

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