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Aug 2, 2007 03:02 PM

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I don't get to the lower east side very often and I know there is a lot of good eating to be had. Any guidence for a place to go for dinner? Not necessarily looking for street food, although always interested in hearing about very casual eating as well. Thanks.

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  1. Azul Bistro, Tides, Apizz, The Orchard, Cube 63, Clinton St. Baking Co., 'inoteca

    1. 'inoteca, The Stanton Social, Thor, Barrio Chino

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      1. re: LeahBaila

        Barrio Chino is good, their margaritas are pricey. Clinton Street has WD50, etc.

      2. Clinton St. for Brunch, 'inoteca, Freemans, Paladar

        1. Falai is quite good. Innovative, and very clean flavors. I find the food at Apizz a little heavy although I really like the setting. 'Inoteca is great.

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          1. I would stay away from The Orchard. I ate there recently with a group of 5 and had an awful experience. Our water glasses were filled with debris and when we showed the waitress, she remarked: "that is positvely cryptic"! No apology. The flatbreads were pretty good but the rest of the dinner was bland and less then ordinary. Halibut was terrible. I would NEVER return. The staff there was unfriendly and unprofessional. The dining room was also empty of people on a week night. Loved Stanton Social though. It is fun, friendly, and the food was quite good.