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Trendy restaurants with grea ambience, decor and food?

Butterfly123 Jan 14, 2008 08:54 AM

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

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    AmyLG Jan 16, 2008 08:40 AM

    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.

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      Butterfly123 Jan 14, 2008 12:08 PM

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

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        Butterfly123 Jan 15, 2008 01:56 PM

        Does Asiate have music to dance to?

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          Butterfly123 Jan 16, 2008 08:30 AM

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

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            roze Jan 16, 2008 03:18 PM

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

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              intrepid Jan 17, 2008 06:39 AM

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

      2. LeahBaila Jan 14, 2008 09:28 AM

        I'm a sucker for Buddakan & Asiate.

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          intrepid Jan 14, 2008 09:31 AM

          i second asiate, dislike buddakhan, like Megu

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            LeahBaila Jan 14, 2008 09:40 AM

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

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            PhishFoodie Jan 14, 2008 09:49 AM

            i love Buddakan too

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

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              GoddessofFood Jan 14, 2008 11:08 AM


              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.

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