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

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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  1. 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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    1. re: roze

      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).

        1. Ditto re: Crispo. Great food; moderately priced.

          1. da andrea or gradisca for italian.

            1. 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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              1. re: pellegrino31

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

              2. Perilla..great uncomplicated, Spanish-influenced food

                1. 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.

                  1. 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!

                    1. 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.

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

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

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