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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!

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

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

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      sam1 RE: FracturedHip Apr 10, 2007 02:51 PM

      keens of course...

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        kobetobiko RE: FracturedHip 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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          LFeinberg RE: kobetobiko Apr 11, 2007 07:25 AM

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

        2. NAtiveNewYorker RE: FracturedHip Apr 11, 2007 07:16 AM

          Volare in the Village for old-fashioned Italian.

          Katz for old-fashioned deli.

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            joe_restaurant RE: NAtiveNewYorker Apr 11, 2007 08:22 PM

            gino's - upper east

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            MichelleDoll RE: FracturedHip Apr 12, 2007 07:11 AM

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

            1. CorgiLover RE: FracturedHip Apr 12, 2007 07:25 AM

              21 Club... very old new york

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                jinet12 RE: CorgiLover Apr 12, 2007 07:38 AM

                I second the "21"

              2. Brian S RE: FracturedHip 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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                  porkpa RE: Brian S Apr 12, 2007 07:44 AM

                  Corner Bistro for old fashioned bar serving great hamburgers.

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                    Brian S RE: porkpa 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. erin07nyc RE: FracturedHip Apr 12, 2007 08:16 AM

                  Pete's Tavern!

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