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Aug 1, 2007 02:47 PM

Similar to Pete's Tavern

Hi all,

My father will visiting NYC next weekend and I would like to take him to dinner.

We have eaten a Pete's Tavern before near Gramercy Park before and he really enjoyed it. I am looking for a similar experience with a great (and perhaps historical) atmosphere with good reasonably priced food. Any suggestions? I live in the East Village, but we are willing to travel to other neighborhoods.

Thanks so much!

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  1. Old Town Bar - 18th between bwy/park ave south

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      1. re: harrison

        I also agree. I don't find it's just old!

        1. re: prunefeet

          Also, as the OP asked for a historical bar, this definitely qualifies. Great tin ceilings, still use the dumb waiter, all around great spot (excellent wings too).

      2. Waterfront Ale House

        1. Agree with harrison, Old Town bar; I prefer the booths in the bar to upstairs, but you may have to wait at the bar and drink (not too bad, huh?!)

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          1. re: mikeinchelsea

            Agree totally, and stick with the basics & the food's pretty good!

          2. Personally I'm not a fan of it, but PJ Clarke's in midtown is the first thing I thought of. Though somewhat improbable, I had lasagne at PJC and really enjoyed it.

            Second Old Town Bar, even though in my mind it's more of a drinking place and not a food place. Good burgers though. Can't go wrong there.

            1. Fanelli (Soho)
              Ear Inn (far west Spring St.)

              both are more pub-like than Pete's Tavern, but similar old-feel, mellow places...