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12th and 6th area -- Friend coming to town

out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 11:51 AM

I have an old friend coming to town and I want to take her to dinner somewhere nice but not super expensive in the west village -- recommendations?

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    roze RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 11:56 AM

    Alta on 10th street and 6th has great tapas. If you order right, you could have an inexpensive meal there. It's also a nice place because you can try lots of different food. It's a fun atmosphere as well.

    For more casuel, but still nice, try Bar Six maybe right on 6th and 12th street.

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      erin07nyc RE: roze Oct 24, 2007 01:08 PM

      We always have a great time at Alta. And the prices are very reasonable, especially if you stick to beer & wine rather than the cocktails (including their sangria, which is a crazy delicious mixed drink, with minimal, if any, wine involvement).

    2. Spiritchaser RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 11:57 AM

      Fig & Olive

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        Lucia RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 12:00 PM


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          LifeisGood58 RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 12:03 PM

          Ditto re: Crispo. Great food; moderately priced.

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            sam1 RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 12:04 PM

            da andrea or gradisca for italian.

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              pellegrino31 RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 01:21 PM

              I'll second (or third? or fourth?) the Alta and Crispo recs. Both have excellent food. I recently got back in touch with a high school friend I hadn't seen in 15 years and for her visits here we hit both places and they were great.

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                jackieparis RE: pellegrino31 Oct 24, 2007 01:41 PM

                I love Gobo if your friend likes vegetarian food. The atmosphere is great too.

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                skooldya1 RE: out_to_lunch Oct 24, 2007 03:59 PM

                Perilla..great uncomplicated, Spanish-influenced food

                1. JungMann RE: out_to_lunch Oct 25, 2007 08:27 AM

                  I'll go with Alta. Always a great time. Crispo is NOT as cheap as people make it out to be. Within the same price range you might also think about Salam if your friend likes Middle-Eastern.

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                    Leebird RE: out_to_lunch Oct 25, 2007 08:38 AM

                    Piadina - 10th btwn 5th and 6th for low-key, rustic atmosphere and solid Italian food. It happens to be where I always meet my oldest friend when we get together and the house wine is smooth and cheap!

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                      fein RE: out_to_lunch Oct 25, 2007 12:46 PM

                      piadina is a nice spot but cash only. alta is good for tapas, nice atmosphere. i've been hearing about crispo but haven't been. gradisca is a great spot as well. i say gradisca or alta.

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                        kobetobiko RE: out_to_lunch Oct 25, 2007 01:02 PM

                        You can try Perry Street - very sleek decor and great food too!

                        Other suggestions such as Alta, Crispo, and Perilla are also very good.

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                          batterypark RE: out_to_lunch Oct 25, 2007 01:43 PM

                          French Roast has a really good NYC vibe. Straightfoward bistro food that does not disappoint, plus a nice sidewalk view.

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