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Dinner in W. Village near Arthur's Tavern

ElenaRS Nov 15, 2007 06:21 AM

I'm taking a small group (5 people total) to jazz at Arthur's at 9:30pm tomorrow night. It's on Grove between Bleecker and 7th Ave.
i'd like to have 3 or 4 restaurant options for dinner beforehand (7ish).
any great recommendations? preferably places that aren't too loud, good food, not ridiculously expensive.


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    fein RE: ElenaRS Nov 15, 2007 06:31 AM

    agave is right by arthurs. corner bistro for burgers. crispo & piadina for italian. i think piadina's is a great little spot. it is definitely quiet and rustic. it is cash only. i was on a date once and we had to go dutch bc he didn't know. arthur's is a fun spot. enjoy the night.

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      Lucia RE: ElenaRS Nov 15, 2007 07:28 AM

      Snack Taverna, August, Little Owl (if you can get in/are willing to wait), Po, Little Havana

      1. druz99 RE: ElenaRS Nov 15, 2007 07:48 AM

        August, Piccolo Angolo, Mas, Paris Commune--all those seem to fit your criteria! Good luck!

        Dru's NYC Eats

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          kaffy RE: ElenaRS Nov 15, 2007 09:52 AM

          Moustache (mideastern) on Bedford, Da Andrea (Italian) on Hudson, Malestesa (Italian) on Washington. Cafe Condessa, Surya on Bleecker

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            rrems RE: ElenaRS Nov 15, 2007 05:42 PM

            Agave, Snack Taverna, Chow Bar and da Andrea are my top choices. Crispo is also great but may be a little out of the way for you. Perilla is also excellent, though a bit more expensive than the others.

            1. JungMann RE: ElenaRS Nov 16, 2007 05:36 AM

              Agave just doesn't cut it for me. Mediocre food and terrible service. August and Moustache are solid choices for good food that isn't too expensive. More my price range when I'm in the neighborhood are Pink Teacup, Lederhosen and Pardo's.

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