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Good restaurant near Magnolia Bakery?

bevoray Jun 18, 2007 12:27 PM

Cuisine doesn't matter, just a nice atmosphere and great food.

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    Lucia Jun 18, 2007 01:51 PM

    August, Snack Taverna, Little Owl, Westville

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    1. re: Lucia
      sam1 Jun 18, 2007 02:11 PM

      if you cant get into little owl, im actually a small fan of cafe cluny...especially in the summertime. its a nice open space, friendly staff, nice lighting...just a simple nice west village evening out.

    2. ellenost Jun 18, 2007 02:11 PM

      Wallse (great Austrian food).

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        MMRuth Jun 18, 2007 02:14 PM

        I really like Wallse. The lobster dishes are always perfectly executed, I love the wiener schnitzel. The sommelier is wonderful, and as a result I've discovered a lot of interesting Austrian wines. The desserts are "eh", IMHO, and on a rare occasion, the service can be iffy. But, I've always enjoyed the meals I've had there. And - the cocktails, especially the elderberry ones - are lovely.

        Edit - and though I've not tried it, I gather the goulash is not the dish to order. The fish dishes though have always been good.

        1. re: MMRuth
          ellenost Jun 19, 2007 07:35 AM

          My sister and I adore Aldo, Wallse's sommelier; we've taken a Riesling class with him at Macy's DeGustibus. For dessert, I adore Wallse's Salzburger Nockerl; it's similar to a souffle (for those who may not be familiar with it).

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