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Old Fashioned Restaurants in NYC?

FracturedHip Apr 10, 2007 02:33 PM

I am looking for an old-fashioned restaurant in NYC, it can be any type of food. It should not look like a typical "New York City Restaurant." Basically, someplace that can pass as "Aywhere USA." For example: Italian restaurant with red and white checkered tablecloths. Thanks!

  1. erin07nyc Apr 12, 2007 08:16 AM

    Pete's Tavern!

    1. Brian S Apr 12, 2007 07:35 AM

      Look at any 1940s movie set in NY and chances are the sophisticated hero would take the lady he's wooing to a brownstone in Greenwich Village, down a few steps to one of those Italian restaurants you describe with red and white checkered tablecloths. That was the height of sophistication then.

      One of these restaurants remains. Fedora, at 239 W 4th St. I've never eaten there and for all I know the food is lousy, but it's definitely old fashioned and I think you can get a 3 course dinner for $14.

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      1. re: Brian S
        porkpa Apr 12, 2007 07:44 AM

        Corner Bistro for old fashioned bar serving great hamburgers.

        1. re: porkpa
          Brian S Apr 12, 2007 08:25 AM

          Restaurants, bars -- how about diners? Those old chrome-walled diners along Eleventh Ave used to have such a retro feel. I loved Market Diner. Apparently most of them are closed, but according to this link some are open:


      2. CorgiLover Apr 12, 2007 07:25 AM

        21 Club... very old new york

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        1. re: CorgiLover
          jinet12 Apr 12, 2007 07:38 AM

          I second the "21"

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          MichelleDoll Apr 12, 2007 07:11 AM

          One if by Land Two if by Sea on Barrow Street is certainly old fashioned.

          1. NAtiveNewYorker Apr 11, 2007 07:16 AM

            Volare in the Village for old-fashioned Italian.

            Katz for old-fashioned deli.

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            1. re: NAtiveNewYorker
              joe_restaurant Apr 11, 2007 08:22 PM

              gino's - upper east

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              kobetobiko Apr 10, 2007 06:15 PM

              How about Lexington Candy Shop for old-fashioned diner and Eisenberg's Sandwich for, well, old-fashioned diner?

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              1. re: kobetobiko
                LFeinberg Apr 11, 2007 07:25 AM

                Ditto Eisenberg's...definately Katz's.

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                sam1 Apr 10, 2007 02:51 PM

                keens of course...

                1. Cheese Boy Apr 10, 2007 02:43 PM

                  As the name implies, I'll chime in with ... http://www.oldtownbar.com/

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