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chinook Sep 28, 2007 12:50 PM

I live in the west village and want to branch out tonight to the east village for dinner for 5 tonight. I like all types of food. Please advise.

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  1. scarlet starlet RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 12:56 PM

    A little more info would be helpful - narrow it down to a few things, what kind of ambience are you looking for, what's your age range (it matters in terms of scene you're looking for), price range, etc.

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      chinook RE: scarlet starlet Sep 28, 2007 01:02 PM

      Sorry, I gave about the broadest question possible. We are all in early thirties, looking for cool ambience, crowded but not deafening, and mid-to higher level price range. The favorite foods of the group are Italian and pan Asian, but again open to anything.

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        eatingraoul RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 01:13 PM

        Supper. North Italian.....pretty good. 2nd St. bet A and B

        Tree. French. 1st Ave and 11 St.

        Pylos. Greek. 7th St. bet A and 1st Avenue

        Good luck getting a table in the EV a Friday night tho.

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          doona RE: eatingraoul Sep 28, 2007 01:21 PM

          I'd say Pylos! Great creative Greek food - kinda like tapas even. And really great decor.

    2. claireness RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 01:31 PM

      http://www.orologiorestaurant.com/

      Orologio--low key, consistently great food, great service.

      menu is posted on the site. go there all the time...never had an off meal.

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        kathryn RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 01:38 PM

        Cool and bustling:
        Momofuku Ssam Bar
        Mermaid Inn
        Maybe E.U.
        Possibly Prune
        Le Miu (very cool interior)
        Five Points (Noho technically)
        Westville East (but it's more homey than sleek)

        My other favs:
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/39184...

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          chinook RE: kathryn Sep 28, 2007 02:10 PM

          Thank you very much guys. I now have a nice East village list. I just got a reservation at Le Miu for tonight. Good eating everyone!

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            Mazzer RE: kathryn Sep 28, 2007 02:12 PM

            Just to chime in, I think I throw my wait behind kathryn here. From the other suggestions, I don't especially care for Tree or Orologio. Both decent, but not worth crossing 5th Ave.

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              claireness RE: kathryn Sep 28, 2007 04:19 PM

              I have to say about five points--do not go for brunch. I've been 3 times for brunch and ALL three times the service was so bad (tables around us turned 2-3 times before what we ordered came out!) that they had to comp our meals 2 out of the 3 times. Dinner is fine...but never for brunch, whether late or early.

            2. scarlet starlet RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 02:13 PM

              Klong on St. Marks b/w 2nd and 3rd. Wonderful Thai food and yummy cocktails, too. Modern space, but it gets kind of loud on the weekends. Make sure to call and make a reservation.

              www.klongnyc.com

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                LifeisGood58 RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 02:14 PM

                Hearth is great, but it might be difficult to get a reservation. It is probably one of the most upscale in East Village. Food is delicious.

                1. claireness RE: chinook Sep 28, 2007 04:22 PM

                  Holy Basil for Thai, of course.

                  An Momofuku is a bit sceney these days. Wasn't a year ago...but Chang could slap spam on a triscuit these days and it would be art.

                  And Soba ya across from Solas for japanese.

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