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Oct 3, 2007 02:16 PM

Low Key but Yummy for Saturday

Some of my college friends and I will be having a mini reunion dinner. Where can we go for a good meal in an un-rushed setting? Union Square or nearby preferred.

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  1. Specifics would help. Cuisine preferences? Casual or fancier? Per person budget? And tell us if that figure includes alcoholic beverages, tax & tip.

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    1. re: RGR

      Any cuisine would work. There is one vegetarian in the group. As for budget, maybe $10-25 entrees with a max of $75 for meal, beverages, tax and tip.

      1. re: burgergirl

        I would suggest Campanile, on 29th St., b/t Madison & Park Av. S. It's what I like to describe as a neighborhood "hidden gem." The traditional Italian fare served there is delicious and, as is generally the case with Italian restaurants, there are vegetarian-friendly options on the menu. Service is friendly and competent. The overall ambiance is relaxed and pleasant. If you are looking for a hip spot with loud, thumping music, this is definitely not it. But if you want a place that's low-key where you can talk around the table in normal tones, and where you won't be rushed out, Campanile is perfect!


    2. I would automatically say Shack Shack, though it doesn't have the outward appearance of being veg-friendly. Is that shroom burger any good anyhow ?

      Regardless, Madison Sq Park would be handy to lounge in without anyone bothering you.