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Need a "nice" midtown bar for early drinks w/ Parents

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We are meeting before dinner for drinks in Midtown on Saturday and need a nice place to go for drinks. Friends parents like upscale kinda places - any suggestions?

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  1. Pen Top Bar at The Penninsula Hotel: http://newyork.peninsula.com/pny/dini...
    MOBar at The Mandarin Oriental (Columbus Circle
    )Peacock Alley or Bull & Bear at The Waldorf
    Feinstein's at The Regency Hotel

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      Pen Top Bar is great but it can get very crowded. Same with Bull & Bear. How about the Lobby Bar or the Blue Bar at the Algonquin Hotel?

    2. In which nabe will you be having dinner?

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      1. re: Mr. BC

        We'll be in the theater district. LFeinberg gave top notch bars....we just need a nice one. Thanks!

        1. re: Tracey123

          Oh honey, all of them are nice! Of the ones I gave you, all but Feinstein's is relatively close to the theatre district...a cab ride from each won't be longer than 5 minutes long. Enjoy!

          1. re: Tracey123

            Tracey123, If you prefer to stay in the Theater District, there's the Blue Bar in the famous Algonquin Hotel.

            http://www.algonquinhotel.com/nav_res...

            1. re: RGR

              I noted that above before I read your post - sorry! I second this opinion - this would be my 1st pick.

        2. You might also want to check out the Ava Lounge, which is on the roof of the Dream Hotel. Quite snazzy.

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