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Dec 11, 2007 08:52 AM

Dinner near Gramercy Park tonight

We going to be at a business holiday party in Gramercy Park tonight. We're looking for a moderately priced place for dinner where we would have a chance of getting in on such short notice. Any suggestions?

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  1. There are a boatload of possibilities in that vicinity, so help us out here. Cuisine preferences? Quiet vs. boisterious? And since people's opinion of what "moderately priced" means can differ substantially, give us your per person budget for food.

    1. Beppe - italian
      Novita - italian
      Piccolo - italian
      Borough Wine + Food - american
      Giorgio's - american

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      1. re: jmo9

        I certainly agree with both Beppe and Novita. Novita is a little more romantic however both have fantastic food!!!

        1. re: princeofpork

          Thanks for the reply. French would be good, We are buried in Italian (some actually good) in CT. Moderate would be around $150

          1. re: Norwalk

            Park Bistro, one of our favorites, has finally just re-opened in its new location on Park Av. S., b/t 26th & 27th Sts. Although we haven't been there yet, I have every confidence that chef/owner Richard and his staff will be providing the same delicious modern French bistro cuisine, excellent wine list, and friendly, efficient service as they did in the original location. I passed by recently (before they opened) and was able to see that the previous space's Paris bistro-style decor has given way here to a more contemporary look. Very spiffy! Unfortunately, there is no website right now, but presuming prices will remain about the same, they would fit your budget.

            If you would prefer a more old-fashioned kind of French bistro, you can't go wrong with another of our favs, La Petite Auberge, on Lex, b/t 27th & 28th Sts. For 31 years, well-prepared classic bistro dishes have been served in a comfy, cozy space that feels like a little inn in Britanny, which is where the two owners came from. One of them is always on the premises, making certain that things run smoothly.


            Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

            1. re: RGR

              tamarind - really good kind of hi end indian on 22nd between bway/park

                1. re: LeahBaila

                  and tamarind has a really nice wine cellar.....

      2. Another delicious option is Fleur de Sel ( ).
        I believe it's more expensive but what is a chilly New York evening for if not rich French food and full-bodied red wine?

        1. Definitely Tamarind! It's excellent.

          1. Thanks to all of you who responded. Due to the short notice we weren't able to get reservations near Gramercy so we stuck with French and went a little west to Gascogne. It was perfect for us that night. No big deal and good, straightforward food at a reasonable price.

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            1. re: Norwalk

              Thanks for reporting back, Norwalk. Gascogne is one of our favorite French bistros. Glad you enjoyed it.