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Sep 17, 2007 10:15 AM

Cooper Square area dinner suggestions?

Need some suggestions for Wednesday night --- three women who like good food and wine and need a dinner to catch up with each other. I've always liked Indochine, but any other ideas? Rejecting Gemma based on reviews on this site and also Time Out. Don't care for either Butter or Colors. Is there still a bistro on St. Mark's called Jules? If so, do they take reservations and is it any good, have not been there in years. Any other ideas?

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  1. If you like Mexican, La Palapa on St. Marks between 1st & 2nd is good. But, after going there for over 15 years, I still love Noho Star on Lafayette & Bleecker-- the food is always good and there's something for everyone. It's comfortable to sit and chat.

    1. on cooper square....there is Sala, a tapas place i haven't been to, but i know is there. search this site and see what comes up, if you decide to go write down your impressions! and yes, jules is still there. on st marks i like the afghani place, khyber pass, but the wine is not good.

      1. I have been to Jules this year in March with my parents. We went to NY together. They had their honeymoon there 45 years ago and had gone back for only 2 days after that. I thought it would be fun to show them the town and they are both jazz fans. They loved the place, at least that is what they told me, and my father told me that the musicians were excellent. I don't know jazz so I took his word for it. I had brought a friend there a couple of years ago and he loved the place also. The food is good, it is french bistro so it is not a gastronomy but good food...not too expensive...the wine also is not too expensive. You should go!

        1. Is 9th and 6th too far out? There is Village and a block up is Alta. Otto is on 8th street by 5th ave. Jules is still there.

          disregard those bad links below, chow doesn't seem to be cooperating and I can't seem to delete those.

          64 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

          62 West 9th Street, New York, NY 10011

          1. Five Points on Great Jones Street is excellent. I've been there for brunch and dinner. I've not had the wine, but the food is outstanding! The site is I know it's not as close to Cooper Square, but 'inoteca on Rivington in the LES is great. Amazing paninis and their wine is delightful.