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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.

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    nycgrl71 RE: pes 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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      anil RE: pes 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...

      1. Spiritchaser RE: pes Dec 30, 2007 08:00 AM

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

        1. NYCkaren RE: pes Dec 30, 2007 09:20 AM

          I like Florent. Fun atmosphere, good food.

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            jens RE: pes Dec 30, 2007 10:39 AM

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

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              eeee RE: jens Dec 30, 2007 10:58 AM

              La Luncheonette on 18th and 10th

            2. LeahBaila RE: pes Dec 30, 2007 12:34 PM

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

              1. jenniebnyc RE: pes Dec 30, 2007 04:06 PM

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

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                  intrepid RE: jenniebnyc Dec 30, 2007 05:26 PM

                  other than florent places above are mediocre disneyland types of joints

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                  darrylr RE: pes 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...

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                    pes RE: 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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                      jenniebnyc RE: pes Jan 1, 2008 12:19 PM

                      COOKSHOP !!

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                        idia RE: pes Jan 1, 2008 03:06 PM

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

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                          jenniebnyc RE: idia Jan 1, 2008 05:29 PM

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

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                          intrepid RE: pes Jan 1, 2008 03:40 PM

                          extend to Peasant..nolita

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                          Renguin RE: pes 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 RE: 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.

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

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

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