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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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  1. LeahBaila Oct 17, 2007 07:08 AM

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

    1. 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.

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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.

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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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              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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                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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                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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