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Needed: Washington Sq Suggestions

NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 06:08 PM

Looking for something in walking distance of Washington square. Good food, but on the less expensive side. Something like hearth or giorgione, maybe a bit cheaper.

Thanks for the help

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    berna RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 06:24 PM

    Just had dinner at Alta, YUM! It's on 10th st bet 5th & 6th ave. Tapas menu, everything we had was really good. We loved the trumpet mushrooms, tempura oysters,
    baby calamari, big shrimp...well everything we had. Small plates with prices to match but Big flavor.

    1. LNG212 RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 06:28 PM

      I know it gets knocked sometimes on this board, but I'd still recommend Otto (5th Ave & 8th St). And the wine list is great, not to mention the olive oil gelato.

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        NAtiveNewYorker RE: LNG212 Jul 6, 2007 06:35 AM

        Seconded. I like Otto.

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        jsmitty RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 06:58 PM

        belavitae on minetta lane!

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          cimui RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 07:50 PM

          Oooh boy, you're in the heart of prime dining territory. In addition to the ones already mentioned, some faves of mine include: Snack or Snack Taverna (inexpensive), 'ino (inexpensive), Jane (moderate), Blue Ribbon Bakery (upper moderate), Salt (upper moderate), Po (moderate), Home (moderate).

          For street food and pickup, try Thiru's dosa cart on Washington Square South during the day (until about 5 pm), Indian Bread Co., Abondaza's (sandwiches and salads), Kati Roll.

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            idia RE: cimui Jul 5, 2007 08:41 PM


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            zoeterry RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 10:05 PM

            Galanga on West 4th has great Thai food for great prices. While the atmosphere is not quite Hearth or Giorgione (which I wouldn't quite say are on the less expensive side), it's cozy and everything we have ever ordered there has been wonderful. (I personally go bannanas for the Pad Thai with Tofu). Good luck with your search!

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              POTsticker RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 5, 2007 10:12 PM

              blue hill or joes pizza.

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                billh RE: POTsticker Jul 6, 2007 07:40 AM

                +1 for Blue Hill, especially if you like Hearth.

              2. williej33 RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 6, 2007 06:30 AM

                La Lanterna, on Macdougal just south of the square. Solid food and wine, and the atmosphere can't be beat. You can choose between a romantic, dimly lit room or a lovely back yard.

                1. Deb Van D RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 6, 2007 07:11 AM

                  Lots of good suggestions here, but you might investigate one more. North Square is a place I return to often because it is such a nice fit. Pleasant space, reasonable prices and really lovely food, we have taken a range of friends there with consistently good results.


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                    Lucia RE: NY Wine Guy Jul 6, 2007 07:13 AM

                    Otto, Lupa, Crispo, Bellavitae, Po, 'ino, Jane, Cafe de Bruxelles

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