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Noank Native Oct 17, 2007 07:02 AM

Any suggestions for a place in the theater district where a family group (all adults) can meet on a Saturday afternoon and sit around talking before going to dinner and play. We're not big drinkers, but a nice selection of wines, or a wine tasting would be just right. Nice relaxed atmosphere would be great, but nothing too fancy.

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    Noank Native Oct 21, 2007 12:40 PM

    I wanted to say thank you for all the help, and let you know how it went. We went to Casellula and it was wonderful--perfect. There were 5 of us and we just wanted to kill some time before the theater. Casellula was comfortable, friendly, great wine. They made us up a "flight of cheeses" to go with our bottle of wine, and it was very delicious. When we had to leave for the theater we were sorry to go.

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    1. re: Noank Native
      jsgjewels Oct 22, 2007 11:05 AM

      So glad you enjoyed, it's become a favorite of mine. Hope you have a chance to go back (the lemon tart is amazing)!

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      fooodie Oct 18, 2007 07:50 AM

      Tintol on 46th between 6th and 7th is a Portuguese Tapas and Wine Bar. Haven't been yet, but it looks like it could be good spot for drinks and such.

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      1. re: fooodie
        E Eto Oct 18, 2007 08:31 AM

        FYI, I got a report that Tintol is closed for renavations for the next couple weeks. I'm not sure when it's set to reopen.

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        xigua Oct 18, 2007 07:49 AM

        Riposo and Kashkaval and 9th Ave should be open. Kashkaval has fondues too that's great for sharing..

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          Noank Native Oct 17, 2007 10:36 AM

          Thanks for all the suggestions so far! We're meeting around 4 in the afternoon, so it looks like Casellula, Divine Bar and Becco are out (not open then), although they all look great.

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            Striver Oct 17, 2007 11:59 AM

            Since you're not looking for food, I suggest the Pinnacle bar on the 25th floor of the Times Square Hilton (south side of 42nd between 7th & 8th - where the slightly askew clock is located). It has plenty of comfortable seating, interesting views, reasonable ambience given that it's on their lobby floor, and a decent wine by the glass selection (a bit pricey). They should be open.

            1. re: Noank Native
              David W Oct 18, 2007 07:16 AM

              Casellula is open at noon on weekends.
              Great cheese selection, by the way, and the wild mushroom flatbread is suprisingly tasty.

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                krunkymunky Oct 18, 2007 11:26 AM

                casellula. i'm a fan too. the chocolate cake treading in fresh cream is quite good.

            2. kcijones001 Oct 17, 2007 07:43 AM

              Becco....Lydia's restaurant...Prices are right (they have a $25 menu)and the food it fantastic!

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                drumwine Oct 17, 2007 09:38 AM

                Divine Bar 54th bet. Bdwy/8th Ave.

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                  TBird Oct 17, 2007 09:43 AM

                  tintol on w46th between 6th & 7th ave.

              2. LeahBaila Oct 17, 2007 07:08 AM

                This should fit the bill: http://www.casellula.com/

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