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Jul 25, 2007 05:04 PM

Where to dine (alone) "At the Bar" in Tribeca?

I just moved to Tribeca (Duane street between Church & B-Way), and need to find some new regular dinner spots. I eat out every night, and when I am alone I generally prefer to eat at the bar (I don't like sitting by myself at a table).

Any recommendations on good spots for dining alone in my neighborhood? I'm NOT talking about "bar food" meaning sandwiches and french fries. I mean nice restaurants that have a nice bar, people to socialize with, and really good food. I prefer places where it's common for others to eat at the bar, so I'm not the only one doing so.

Thanks in advance for any advice!


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  1. Blaue Gans, Upstairs, Petite Abeille

    1. In addition to Lucia's suggestion, there is also Fresh, a very underrated seafood restaurant.

      1. I'm a big fan of the bar at Blaue Gans.

        In addition to the ideas already noted, I'd recommend Aurora Soho. It's on Broome, technically Soho, but only 10 blocks from where you live. I actually prefer their bar area to the tables, as it's in the front of the restaurant by the big open doors that open onto the street. The menu changes frequently, but features seasonal, fresh and simply prepared Italian. It's reasonably priced as well. For example, some dishes I enjoyed included a starter of fried artichokes and white bean salad ($10) and an entree of pappardelle with veal cheeks and asparagus ($16)


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        1. re: lchang

          Is the Tribeca Grill still going strong - it's got a nice bar.

          1. re: lchang

            i checked out the Aurora website...great menu (there are like 7 appetizers that sound highly yummy)...i'd never heard of this restaurant but i shall try it this week...thanks for the suggestion

          2. I second Fresh. And there's always City Hall, if you're feeling flush!

            1. the harrison-great food, awesome bar to dine at, fantastic bartenders (that seem to always be able to tell if you want to chat or be left alone)

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