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djsun Oct 3, 2007 07:18 AM

I'm downtown for one night, please suggest a great place!

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  1. Rabbit RE: djsun Oct 3, 2007 07:26 AM

    More info, please... do you have a preferred price, budget, atmosophere, location ("downtown" can still seem a little vague), cuisine... even a short list (have you done any research)?

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      djsun RE: Rabbit Oct 3, 2007 11:15 AM

      I'm staying at the Delta Chelsea, something mid range lloking for a cool place not too trendy though. No italian or chinese, have plenty of that in NY

    2. Recyclor RE: djsun Oct 3, 2007 07:28 AM

      Welcome djsun!...I would recommend Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar, the only catch is depending on the time and night you might be faced with at bit of a wait for a table or seat at the bar (I would sit at the bar if possible)...there are many others that specialize in more specific foods, what do you like?

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        Rabbit RE: Recyclor Oct 3, 2007 01:13 PM

        JKWB was my first thought too... small plate menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. Good wine list. Recyclor has alerted you to the potential problem with seating, but you may luck out if you're solo dining at the bar. www.jkkitchens.com

        If you want to take a chance on JK, but find yourself shut out, Colborne Lane is around the corner, and I think it would be a fine place solo for dining at the bar (Bon Appetit wrote up this resto in October). Others like Beer Bistro, also in that 'hood (I've never been), for a more casual vibe. www.colbornelane.com (this web site is over-designed and a little annoying) or www.beerbistro.com

        My other thought was Sopra, a very pretty jazz bar with good food. But it's a med/ital-y menu, so it might not be what you're hungry for. www.sopra.ca

        I agree that Baldwin Street is super-cute, a little more boho than my suggestions, but the strip has several good options (was written up in Toronto Life this month).

        Hope you find a good match... let us know where you end up!

      2. spades RE: djsun Oct 3, 2007 12:09 PM

        How about Malaysian? Marahari Grill is close by. Baldwin St. is a neat little neighbourhood, too.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/423011

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