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Jul 27, 2007 11:16 AM

Under $25 entrees, Union Square?

Looking for a (perhaps undiscovered) restaurant (non-asian food) in Union Square vicinity with creative cooking, good drinks, and entrees under $25.

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  1. Casa Mono, Tavern Room at Gramercy Tavern, Giorgio's of Gramercy

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        1. re: Lucia

          Casa Mono is great, but $25 will not get you enough small plates to fill up on. Via Emilia is much more wallet friendly. The Old Town Bar is fun, but perhaps not chow-worthy.

        2. I like Via Emilia. (It is discovered, though--you'll not find many around Union Square that haven't been.)

            1. Not undiscovered, but there is Republic for pan asian--I only use it as a lunch spot though.

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              1. re: Ora

                there's a havana central... good mojitos & great sangria!

                1. re: mlt9

                  is this the on17th? bc the drinks are great, but i found the food to be subpar. maybe i had an off night, but the cuban sandwich & black bean soup left a lot to be desired.

                2. re: Ora

                  The food at Republic is quite awful, but I love the atmosphere and prices and go fairly often! I stick to the pad thai.

                  1. re: Jel212

                    Funny--I stick to the pad thai too, and the fruit drinks.

                3. I went once to Blue water grill in the jazz room downstairs and liked it very much. The food was excellent and the ambiance cool with the live jazz.