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Chow Baby Nov 6, 2007 02:56 PM

Where do you walk to for dinner when you don't want to make a big deal.
Under $100 for two, please.

  1. megaepicure Nov 7, 2007 09:03 AM

    I like Mezzogiorno on Spring and Sullivan. The pasta is made fresh, the pizzas are really good, and the wine list is very nice too.

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      chow_gal Nov 7, 2007 08:05 AM

      Can't recommend it enough: the $22 bar steak at Raoul's on Prince. Sit at the bar with a couple glasses of the house red. All locals and regulars. Any night of the week it has a genial, lively atmosphere and great bartenders.

      1. Chow Baby Nov 7, 2007 01:49 AM

        Aquagrill is one of the most expensive restaurants in the neighborhood.
        What am I missing?

        I was thinking more like Lupe's/Cafe Noir/Lucky Strike....

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        1. re: Chow Baby
          financialdistrictresident Nov 7, 2007 03:01 AM

          Their fish entrees range from $19-$26. I guess it depends how much you eat and drink. Sometimes the wine can be more than the food :).

          If you are willing to walk over to Duane Parke Cafe they have a lovely prix fixe dinner for $35.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            Chow Baby Nov 7, 2007 05:10 AM

            Thanks, FDR. I'll check out DPC.

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          Katherine H Nov 6, 2007 06:47 PM

          Jane, Jean Claude, Snack

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          1. re: Katherine H
            Desidero Nov 7, 2007 07:01 AM

            I vigorously second Jean Claude and Snack, which is a dream neighborhood restaurant.

            You can easily get out of Lupa for under $100 for two if you stick to antipasti and pastas. I recommend you check out Lupa for lunch. It's much easier to get into and quite pleasant at that hour. The atmosphere during dinner at Lupa can be like Grand Central at rush hour.

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            kobetobiko Nov 6, 2007 05:20 PM

            You can probably do ok at Lure Fishbar, if you are careful with your selection.

            Second Aquagrill, though it can get really crowded.

            Ed's Lobster should get you under $100.

            1. financialdistrictresident Nov 6, 2007 04:57 PM

              Under $100 including wine?

              Aquagrill. If you want to wander over to TriBeCa, Duane Park Cafe.

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                big o Nov 6, 2007 04:26 PM

                If you can extend the radius to Nolita (which I think is fair here), then I'd say Bianca. They serve up some wonderful stuff, and if you can spend $50 per person there on food, there's a circus wondering where you've gotten off to.

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