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UWS laid back & yummy for tonight

danielle66 Jan 8, 2008 10:52 AM

Looking for a laid back and delicious meal for 4 tonight....ideas...

  1. fgf Jan 8, 2008 02:24 PM

    Patsy's for a pizza and salad? The pizzeria cum restaurant style is pretty laid back. Stella on tap.

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      Lucia Jan 8, 2008 01:44 PM


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        ciciNYC Jan 8, 2008 01:38 PM

        Gennaro is always good. Do order from the specials there. I like Pio Pio, too. Good sangria & chicken.

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          fein Jan 8, 2008 01:00 PM

          freds is my go to restaurant, they make a great burger. casual atmosphere, good food and lots of pics of dogs on the wall. la vela is good, not too expensive casual italian. cilantro is good for southwest/mex.

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            samiam123 Jan 8, 2008 01:24 PM

            Fred's is awful. You can stay home and make better food and not spend the money. Genarro is the place-cozy and yummy.

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            room_for_dessert Jan 8, 2008 12:09 PM

            kefi (79th between broadway and amsterdam, i think) is delicious. they don't take reservations, which can result in a bit of a wait, but it's yummy and moderately priced. not that quiet, though.

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              idia Jan 8, 2008 12:16 PM


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              comidaqueen Jan 8, 2008 11:13 AM

              Celeste is my favorite. Simple, delicious, inexpensive pastas and pizzas on 84th and Amsterdam.

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                beefchowfun Jan 8, 2008 11:15 AM

                While I am a fan of Celeste, I find the food and ambiance a bit more to my liking at Genarro. Plus the line is usually longer at Celeste Both good inexpensive Italian and both Cash Only. Gennaro is on 92nd and Amst

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                  lookingforpig Jan 8, 2008 12:56 PM

                  Celeste is not laid back, it's rushed and crowded. Plus the food is just barely ok, it survives because it's on the UWS. You're better off at Land or Kefi.

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