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Recommendations in Meat Packing District

pes Dec 30, 2007 06:44 AM

I need a recommendation for an early dinner this Friday in the Meat Packing District or close to that area. No price restrictions, we will be dressed casual though, the only type of food we do not prefer is Indian. Any help would be great.

  1. the queen Jan 14, 2008 04:40 PM

    The Spice market on 9th Ave. Hands down the best around that aera

    1. p
      pes Jan 3, 2008 09:04 AM

      Thanks for your recommendations. I too enjoy Crispo, but I was just there last Friday. I think we are going to try The Spotted Pig.

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        Renguin Jan 1, 2008 06:15 PM

        I've been to Craft steak a zillion times and can reccomend that. although its a steakhouse, the raw bar and desserts stand out as especially good in my mind.

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          pes Jan 1, 2008 12:06 PM

          Thanks for all the recommendations however, I have not found one yet that we can all agree on. If I extend out to Chelsea and the west village do you have any additional thoughts. We are looking for good food in a casual setting. Thanks.

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          1. re: pes
            jenniebnyc Jan 1, 2008 12:19 PM

            COOKSHOP !!

            1. re: pes
              idia Jan 1, 2008 03:06 PM

              Now you're talking my game.
              Why, Crispo of course.
              Hands down!

              1. re: idia
                jenniebnyc Jan 1, 2008 05:29 PM

                oh yeah, crispo is a great spot. had my b-day there. it was very delish

              2. re: pes
                intrepid Jan 1, 2008 03:40 PM

                extend to Peasant..nolita

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                darrylr Dec 31, 2007 05:47 AM

                The place to eat is Los Dados @ 73 Gansevoort St. Great Mexican food that has wonderful music and the drinks are real good, price is right. Give them a call 646 810-7290...

                1. jenniebnyc Dec 30, 2007 04:06 PM

                  All good choices but my top vote is for Florent or Pastis

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                  1. re: jenniebnyc
                    intrepid Dec 30, 2007 05:26 PM

                    other than florent places above are mediocre disneyland types of joints

                  2. LeahBaila Dec 30, 2007 12:34 PM

                    I'm a sucker for Buddakan...delicious food served in a truly unique and Meat Packing-esque atmosphere.

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                      jens Dec 30, 2007 10:39 AM

                      I've really enjoyed Fig & Olive-- mediterranean food.

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                      1. re: jens
                        eeee Dec 30, 2007 10:58 AM

                        La Luncheonette on 18th and 10th

                      2. NYCkaren Dec 30, 2007 09:20 AM

                        I like Florent. Fun atmosphere, good food.

                        1. Spiritchaser Dec 30, 2007 08:00 AM

                          Vento is a good choice (as mentioned by nycgrl71) and I like Pastis as well.

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                            anil Dec 30, 2007 07:40 AM

                            Try Son Cubano - Which is cuban fare with live music at nights. Also there are many places inside Chelsea Market which serve a variety from steak, seafood, thai etc...

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                              nycgrl71 Dec 30, 2007 06:59 AM

                              Vento is good for Italian - small plates, pizzas, etc. Spice Market has delicious SE Asian food from Jean-Georges. Pastis is a classic.

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