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Need a good not too pricey restaurant in tribeca

Aimee Oct 4, 2007 03:20 PM

I don't know the area at all. I seem to remember that there was a good Vietnamese place down there?

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  1. financialdistrictresident RE: Aimee Oct 4, 2007 03:33 PM

    What's "not too pricey"? We have been to Gigino (Italian), ROC (Italian) and Salaam Bombay (has a prix fixe lunch not sure if there is a dinner one). All are good (not fabulous). There's a middle eastern place on a corner, maybe Yaffa? I think it's more reasonable. I have not been there in awhile. There is a Malaysian place near MaryAnn's (Mexican). Maybe that's what you're thinking of? I went there once a long time ago and it was good and reasonable. Maybe it's still there. I go to the East Village more than TriBeCa, so other hounds can probably be more helpful. I'd probably go to Chinatown for Vietnamese food.

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      Aimee RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 4, 2007 05:11 PM

      I guess by not pricey, I meant no $30-$40 main courses. Place doesn't need to be too cheap though. My husband's band is playing at the knitting factory and a few of us want to get dinner beforehand.

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      Lucia RE: Aimee Oct 4, 2007 04:27 PM

      Blaue Gans and Upstairs at Bouley are my favorites.

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        financialdistrictresident RE: Lucia Oct 4, 2007 04:31 PM

        Aren't these more upscale (aka pricey)? We walked by Blaue Gans the other day, what would you suggest there?

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          Lucia RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 4, 2007 04:33 PM

          Wiener schnitzel if it's your first time. Pork belly is good. Desserts are fantastic. It's not upscale--it's pretty casual.

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            financialdistrictresident RE: Lucia Oct 4, 2007 04:37 PM

            Thanks, Lucia. So probably not good for me (don't eat red meat). . .

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              Lucia RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 5, 2007 09:46 AM

              I thought pork was "the other white meat"? I've had some good fish there as well--a bass. On the other hand, my one miss was another white fish... I can't recall what it was, but it wasn't one of my favorites.

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            ABT RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 5, 2007 11:45 AM

            Upstairs is amazingly affordable. If you do a search for their website, they have prices listed. The only catch is that they don't take reservations and it's tiny, so if there are a lot of you it wouldn't work.

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          mjkane RE: Aimee Oct 4, 2007 05:34 PM

          Landmarc on West Broadway is not too pricey and very near the Knitting Factory; food is okay but atmosphere is great and downtown loft-y. Upstairs at Bouley is really good and inexpensive, but you have to go at off-hours to get in.

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            mjkane RE: Aimee Oct 4, 2007 05:36 PM

            There is a Vietnamese place called Viet Cafe on Greenwich and Harrison Streets that is not too pricey and has good -- sort of nouveau Vietnamese -- food.

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              Aimee RE: mjkane Oct 4, 2007 06:37 PM

              I think this must have been the Vietnamese place I was thinking of. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

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                kobetobiko RE: Aimee Oct 4, 2007 07:07 PM

                Actually there is another one called Nam. Not sure which one but you can search them on menupage and see which looks good to you.

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              simetrias RE: Aimee Oct 4, 2007 06:19 PM

              Duane Park on Duane St. is elegant, reasonably priced, dependable.

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                foodmonk RE: simetrias Oct 4, 2007 06:32 PM

                Petite Abeille on W. Broadway is a good place to go. They have some smarter dishes, but also hamburgers at a reasonable price and they will serve you vast quantities of mussels if you want them.

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                  financialdistrictresident RE: simetrias Oct 5, 2007 11:51 AM

                  I think we walked by this place the other day as we were heading to Gigino and wanted to try it. It looked charming! Any suggestions on what to order?

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                  harrison RE: Aimee Oct 5, 2007 05:42 AM

                  There's always Walkers. Good pub grub and definitely not too pricey.

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                    izzyeatsny RE: Aimee Oct 5, 2007 07:12 AM

                    I always have a wonderful time at Flor de Sol (361 Greenwich btwn Franklin & Harrison). Out of town guests have been impressed by the ambiance and especially the food. I have never had the entrees, or platos principales, there and usually prefer to dine with several tapas, which is perfect for a group. The low-lighting makes for a very intimate experience. The sangria is excellent and very strong (!), although you would not know by the smooth taste. It is only 5 short blocks from the knitting factory. I remember that when I have gone with groups, we have divided the bill equally and with a tip, it came out to approximately $40/person and that included several tapas each and plenty of sangria. ALSO, Saturday nights offers some beautiful flamenco dancing. Tribeca is a great neighborhood so I am sure you will find something tasty. Enjoy!

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                      jarrich RE: Aimee Oct 5, 2007 08:22 AM

                      Franklin Station is good. French/Asian menu.

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                        lookingforpig RE: Aimee Oct 5, 2007 11:39 AM

                        Landmarc or Max's are both good and affordable.

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