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Meeting friend near WashSqPk on Sun eve.

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steveb Oct 11, 2007 09:36 AM

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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    RGR Oct 11, 2007 10:14 AM

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

    1. ko1 Oct 11, 2007 10:15 AM

      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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        doona Oct 11, 2007 11:59 AM

        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. JungMann Oct 11, 2007 10:18 AM

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

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          Campofiorin Oct 11, 2007 11:54 AM

          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.

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            Lucia Oct 11, 2007 12:01 PM

            Otto

            1. doona Oct 11, 2007 12:30 PM

              Da Silvano?

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                cricri7 Oct 11, 2007 02:49 PM

                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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                  sea97horse Oct 12, 2007 07:21 AM

                  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.

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                  nikky Oct 11, 2007 02:49 PM

                  Definitely Blue Hill

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                    bxgirl Oct 11, 2007 04:12 PM

                    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. DarthEater Oct 12, 2007 07:05 AM

                      Blue hill- get the tasting menu.

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