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Meeting friend near WashSqPk on Sun eve.

We are staying at Washington Square Park Hotel starting Sunday evening and are meeting friends there. Any chowish dinner spots within walking distance that are open Sunday? Thanks.

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  1. Cuisine preferences? Casual vs. Fancier? Per person budget for food?

    1. If you like Mario Batali, you're in the heart of his territory. Babbo is almost directly across the street from your hotel and Otto is right around the corner. While you're probably not going to be able to book a table at Babbo this late, if you show up right at 5:30 you should be able to snag seats at the bar or the 2tops in the bar area. Great restaurant and reasonable for fine Manhattan dining.

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      1. re: ko1

        Or if there is a lot of you, call the day of. They have cancellations a lot.

        (People book their rez weeks/months in advance and Babbo calls the day before to confirm, if people don't reconfirm they are cancelled. Or that's how it used to be. I know from experience.)

      2. Also Blue Hill is just down the block. The West Village is another culinary epicenter depending on your budget and cuisine preferences.

        1. Just a few streets up is Alta. We went there last saturday and were quite pleased. The tapas formula is perfect for a group of friends and prices are decent.

              1. I had dinner with my parents at Villa Mosconi and we had a fabulous dinner. The food and the service were excellent.

                I have looked at the Washington square hotel but have decided not to stay there because of the mixed reviews. You should come back and tell us about the restaurant AND the hotel!

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                1. re: cricri7

                  I love Villa Mosconi and its old-fashioned virtues as well. Another great place for traditional Italian in that vicinity is Ennio & Michael, on LaGuardia Place.

                2. Definitely Blue Hill

                  1. Almost attached to the hotel (or at least just next door) is North Square. It is a very solid restaurant with a varied menu, and fair prices.I have eaten there several times, and have never been disappointed (nor have the people with whom I have eaten).

                    1. Blue hill- get the tasting menu.