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Casual Romantic Dining in East Village?

rebeccadahling May 11, 2007 11:41 AM

So...I want to take my boyfriend somewhere lovely for dinner tonight. Since I'm usually a brooklyn diner, and suggestions for delish fare around 14th street/east village?...where we can get in on a Friday Night?

Looking to spend around 50-75 for two people...

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    angieny May 11, 2007 12:37 PM

    My current favorite East Village find is Sticky Rice Thai BBQ. It's a BYOB place, fairly small but the food is excellent...I stuck more the Thai side of things, but it was very good. If you go, try the dumplings AND pick up your drinks before, there isn't a liquor store nearby. Enjoy!

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      Charmaine May 11, 2007 11:59 AM


      Try Le Tableau (French) or Lavagna (Italian) in Alphabet City. They're both on 5th Street between Aves B and C. They're related I think (same owner?). They're both small, cute, and actually really nice food at a reasonable price. I really like them both though I would choose Lavagna over Le Tableau if forced as it was livelier the few times I was there. Try the rabbit parpardelle - delicious!

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        rebeccadahling May 11, 2007 12:11 PM

        I am salivating over the rabbit already!

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          financialdistrictresident May 11, 2007 02:55 PM

          I have been to both. Both are lovely. I also prefer Lavagna, more intimate, better food, great Wine Spectator award winning wine list.

        2. jmo9 May 11, 2007 11:56 AM

          Casimir is a lovely french bistro that my husband and I adore for romantic dinners. Garden, fireplace, nice wines and VERY reasonable prices.

          103-105 Ave. B
          (bet. 6th & 7th Sts.)
          Manhattan, NY 10009

          1. Jel212 May 11, 2007 11:55 AM

            I really like Euzkadi, on 4th btwn...I'm not sure - 1st and 2nd? It's good, cozy, loud music, but dark and fun

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              nokitsch May 11, 2007 11:51 AM

              I really liked Le Tableau - you may squeeze in under $75. You might want to call them, because when I passed by last Thur., the whole place was closed for private party. That probably won't happen on a Friday night, but who knows.


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