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Trendy but delish in Manhattan

Citymic Aug 22, 2007 01:48 PM

I'm relatively new to town and have a guest in town this weekend. We'd like to try a trendy restaurant that is also known for great food. Any recommendations?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: Citymic Aug 22, 2007 01:49 PM

    Cusine? Part of town?

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      Citymic RE: Citymic Aug 22, 2007 01:55 PM

      New American, Italian, French, we're pretty flexible. We're looking for something with a scene and good food. As for part of town, Soho, Village, Chelsea, UWS, pretty much anything on the west side. Not the Meatpacking District, though.

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        LeahBaila RE: Citymic Aug 22, 2007 02:04 PM

        How about: Lure Fishbar, The Stanton Social, Landmarc at Time Warner, A Voce, Public, The Orchard

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          LeahBaila RE: LeahBaila Aug 22, 2007 02:16 PM

          You can check out these menus at www.menupages.com
          You can reserve tables at: www.opentable.com

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            brendastarlet RE: LeahBaila Aug 22, 2007 02:20 PM

            A Voce definitely has a scene, but is very loud. If you go, have drinks somewhere, maybe Eleven Madison Park around the corner, and then eat later (after 9:30). I would second Lure, and while it isn't new and trendy, Gotham Bar and Grill is also a great place to take out of towners who want the buzz of a NY restaurant.

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              pacz RE: brendastarlet Aug 22, 2007 02:23 PM

              I also agree with Lure! Afterwards you might want to check out Mercer Kitchen (downstairs) or Bar 89 for a drink.

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        banjolinana RE: Citymic Aug 22, 2007 02:26 PM

        Spotted Pig (will be a wait) or Da Silvano in West Village. Pastis or Spice Market in Meatpacking. Next door Nobu or Blue Ribbon Sushi. La Esquina for mexican

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          kam0424 RE: banjolinana Aug 22, 2007 06:54 PM

          i second la esquina. The food at employees only is surprisingly good too.

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          kobetobiko RE: Citymic Aug 22, 2007 08:07 PM

          "Trendy" is a very subjective word, so my view of trendy may not be the same as other hounds. Places that I think are trendy with good food include: The Bar Room at the Modern, Perry St, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (casual chic), Soto, Insieme, and as others suggested, A Voce.

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            Citymic RE: Citymic Aug 23, 2007 07:11 AM

            Thanks for the recs! I have a reservation for Lure and am looking forward to it.

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              LeahBaila RE: Citymic Aug 23, 2007 07:17 AM

              Enjoy and report back!! :)

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