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Good pre/post Kips Bay movie dinner

travpard Oct 12, 2007 07:08 AM

Any suggestions on good places for a low key dinner date before/after a movie at Kips Bay?

I have been to Waterfront Ale House which is a good pub. Any other recommendations?


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    sea97horse Oct 12, 2007 07:28 AM

    There's Pasticcio, a good Italian, on 3rd just south of 31st, and across the street is a Tibetan place, if you want something more "exotic." There's also Waterfront-type place, though more upscale, on 2nd and 32nd -- perhaps someone else can come up with the name?

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      Beau711 Oct 12, 2007 08:53 AM

      Benjamin's on 33rd & 2nd Ave is good for pre/post dinner. They have an early bird special before 7 and if you go after 7, save your movie stub-they give a small discount on the bill.

      1. kcijones001 Oct 17, 2007 12:17 PM

        LOVE Mexico Lindo...

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          RGR Oct 17, 2007 02:27 PM

          We've been to Mexico Lindo once. The food was rather ordinary -- not bad, but not good enough to tempt me to go back. I wish it were a lot better because it's very conveniently located for us.

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            LeahBaila Oct 18, 2007 05:15 AM

            Completely agreed, RGR.

        2. princeofpork Oct 17, 2007 12:23 PM

          El Parador on 34th has excellent Mexican. Also on 34th is Trattoria Alba for good italian.

          1. LeahBaila Oct 17, 2007 12:43 PM

            Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine on 34th btw 2nd and 3rd...amazing food that's reasonably priced.

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              steeltowngrl Oct 17, 2007 02:23 PM

              I work in the area and after reading your posts I finally gave it a try -- I'm hooked! --- sooo good:)

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                LeahBaila Oct 18, 2007 05:15 AM

                Hey, glad to hear!! :) What have you eaten there? I LOVE their stuffed pides!

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                  steeltowngrl Oct 18, 2007 11:48 AM

                  I'm stuck on the doner kebab. I'll have to expand my selection soon!

            2. scarlet starlet Oct 17, 2007 01:05 PM

              I absolutely love Penelope on Lexington near 30th, but I'm not sure if they're open for dinner (I've only had lunch there, and the food was always wonderful).

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              1. re: scarlet starlet
                RGR Oct 17, 2007 02:17 PM

                Penelope is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Same menu for lunch and dinner.


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                  windycity Nov 2, 2007 01:37 PM

                  The one item I loved at Penelope's - the calamari, avocado, and papaya salad - is sadly off the menu until summer returns. So long until then.

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                    abud Nov 6, 2007 07:57 AM

                    I LOVE the veggie burger salad. I order it every single time I go to Penelope.

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                fein Nov 6, 2007 07:51 AM

                there a lot of good spots on 3rd ave in the low 30's, upper 20's. banc cafe and ThaiNy are both good spots.

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