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Drinks Before Morimoto

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We are having a big celebration dinner at Morimoto on Wednesday night and I need to find a place to have a pre-drink somewhere before. Would Craft Streak or STK work for a quick glass of wine (been to Buhhakhan and wanted to try something different). Thanks!

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  1. i was going to recommend craftsteak. a nice big bar in a big time manhattan restaurant.

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    1. re: jsmitty

      Thanks for the great recommendations - now I think we might have to get a before AND after dinner drink to try all these places!

    2. You may want to try Del Posto which is basically across the street on 10th Ave. While we can not comment on the food, the space is pretty spectacular, and the wine list, while very heavy on the Italian wines, is impressive.

      1. Just go to the bar at Morimoto basement. it is super chic and you don't have to go anywhere else for dinner.

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        1. re: kobetobiko

          Perhaps it was an off night, but the dowstairs bar was completely empty on Saturday night about a month ago. I found it odd. Also, I did not love the service - gruff and surly, despite the fact that we were one of only three groups in the room which added insult to injury (prices don't come cheap).

          I would probably go to Buddakan or the Maritime hotel.

          1. re: kayonyc

            I agree re: service in the downstairs bar. It was practically empty last time I was there with some friends and the service was soooooo slooooooow.

            Isn't Fig & Olive somewhat closeby? Had some drinks there with the boyfriend a few weeks ago and found the atmosphere to be quite pleasant. They also had a Jack Rose on their cocktail menu, which is always a plus for me.