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suetibu Aug 14, 2007 01:26 PM

Hi! I want to discover a new place in the west village for an inexpensive meal before movie at Angelika. Nice atmosphere is a bonus... Ethnic foods are always on the top of the list.. Something like Moustache...

Thanks,
Susan

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    jabuon Aug 15, 2007 03:55 PM

    it may not be close enough to the theater, but i love Cafe Asean (10th st. b/t Greenwich Ave and 6th)...so cheap, cute garden and sweet staff.
    also, Florencia 13 on Sullivan.. SoCal Mexican. GOOD margaritas.

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      tarantula142 Aug 15, 2007 01:21 PM

      I was pleasantly surprised with Focacceria on Macdougal. I was especially impressed with the calamari, it was super tender and in a very light batter.

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      Focacceria
      87 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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        nokitsch Aug 15, 2007 01:05 PM

        Le Gamin on Houston, Grey Dogs Coffee on Cornelia, or Bar Pitti (if you go at 6, you shouldn't have to wait). I hear Arturo's Pizzeria does a hell of a pizza pie, too.

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          simplefood Aug 15, 2007 10:40 AM

          Gaetana's! It's very reasonable, delicous, and Frankie the owner is the best! When the bread comes fresh out of the over - it's addicting!

          1. NAtiveNewYorker Aug 15, 2007 09:20 AM

            Karavas on 4th Street, just west of 6th Avenue has great gyros.

            Arturo's is a pizza place right near the Angelika that has great atmosphere.

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              jdmetz Aug 15, 2007 08:02 AM

              Cafe Condessa on 10th St. at 7th Ave.

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                maxine Aug 15, 2007 07:02 AM

                Flor's Kitchen in its cute new location.
                Galanga for great Thai

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                  lfjacob Aug 14, 2007 02:11 PM

                  Extra Virgin, Chow Bar, and I heard Leela Lounge is supposed to be fabulous (Indian food, nice atmosphere, and inexpensive) but I've never been. If you do go, let me know how it is!

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                    LeahBaila Aug 15, 2007 05:30 AM

                    Ditto Leela Lounge!

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                      jdream Aug 15, 2007 08:14 AM

                      Where/what is Leela Lounge? Been living in the WV for a while now and never heard of it...

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                        lfjacob Aug 15, 2007 11:50 AM

                        http://www.leelalounge.com/

                        If anyone's been, I'd love to hear about it. I've only heard about it and it its Zagat reviews are fabulous (which is never a sure-fire way to tell)

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                          jackieparis Aug 15, 2007 01:02 PM

                          I went to leela lounge for lunch last month and found it very disappointing. Perhaps it's better for dinner.

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                      Nina_P Aug 15, 2007 04:21 PM

                      Leela lounge is good, but pricey, not inexpensive.

                    3. erin07nyc Aug 14, 2007 01:29 PM

                      Indian Bread Co on Bleecker would be fun. It's pretty cheap... not a fancy place, although there are seats and the atmosphere is cute and lunchy. The food is great... very interesting Indian favorites in sandwich form. Their mango lassis area great... my favorites are the paneer tikka kathi roll, aloo chickpea chat and the paratha bread stuffed with paneer.

                      1. LeahBaila Aug 14, 2007 01:28 PM

                        Cuba

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