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Trendy restaurants with grea ambience, decor and food?

Any recommendations for best trendy restaurants with great decor, ambience, music and food? Thanks!

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  1. I'm a sucker for Buddakan & Asiate.

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      i second asiate, dislike buddakhan, like Megu

      1. re: intrepid

        Which Megu? I've been meaning to check out the downtown location!

      2. re: LeahBaila

        i love Buddakan too

        love Spice Market for decor and atmosphere, but don't know how the food is these days.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Asiate.

          The place is unbelievable posh. The views make you feel like Donald Trump.
          The food while excellently prepared was a little less than inspired to me.
          You won't get better service anywhere else; at least I never have.

        2. THanks for replies. Is Buddha Bar a good fun place?
          I've been To Buddakan and Spice Market.

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            1. re: Butterfly123

              I was thinking Asia de Cuba but there is no music to dance..so still searching..

              1. re: Butterfly123

                Maybe Tao? Loud music, big decorations, okay food- more of a scene.

                1. re: roze

                  the "scene" at tao ended years ago, and even then it was a high cheese scene at that

          1. I went to dovetail on the Upper West Side last week. I thought the food, atmosphere and service was great. I will go back very soon. A great new place for the Upper West Side.