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East Village/Lower East Side - Best places to Eat?

Kbfrancini Oct 3, 2007 12:06 PM

Hi there:
My boyfriend's 40th birthday is coming up...he wants us to head up to NYC so he can go to his favorite pub - Swift (east 4th street). I want to find a really great restaurant to have a nice dinner before we head to a pub-type place.

I'd rather go somewhere that has been endorsed than just pick a place from a Web search. Any recommendations for something upscale and delicious?


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    Lucia RE: Kbfrancini Oct 3, 2007 12:10 PM


    1. LeahBaila RE: Kbfrancini Oct 3, 2007 12:15 PM

      There's plenty...what type of cuisine???

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        Kbfrancini RE: LeahBaila Oct 3, 2007 12:17 PM

        we're open to different kinds of food...just want something a bit upscale...but worth the hype.

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        Jorel RE: Kbfrancini Oct 3, 2007 12:42 PM

        The Tasting Room
        Jewel Bako

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          KTinNYC RE: Jorel Oct 3, 2007 12:47 PM

          Jewel Bako is not the same since their sushi chef left for 15 East. But Degustation right next door should be considered.

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            financialdistrictresident RE: KTinNYC Oct 3, 2007 06:00 PM

            Is he into food? If yes, ditto for Degustation.

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