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West Village favorites near the Lortel Theatre?

citified Jan 24, 2008 09:06 AM

Looking for recommendations for excellent food about $40-50 pp pre theater during the week? Last time we went to Little Owl loved it; another person took us to Cowgirl--- hated it. Thanks in advance for all your input!

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    Lucia RE: citified Jan 24, 2008 11:16 AM

    Snack Taverna, August, Crispo, Market Table, Jane, Lupa, Po, 'ino... lots of options in the area.

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      financialdistrictresident RE: Lucia Jan 24, 2008 12:25 PM

      In addition to Po, you might also want to try Le Gigot or Cornelia Street Cafe on Cornelia Street. Food is delicious. Not sure how you define "excellent."

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      citified RE: citified Jan 24, 2008 11:20 AM

      Any knowledge of Dell'Anima?
      Went to Crispo last night and thought it was just ok, even though several raves about it on this site.

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        financialdistrictresident RE: citified Jan 24, 2008 12:29 PM

        I went to Crispo recently based on the raves on this board. Good food, large portions, value priced. I prefer smaller spaces and Crispo is large and can be noisy.

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        harrison RE: citified Jan 24, 2008 11:53 AM

        I like Malatesta - a bit below your pp but solid and cozy.

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          simetrias RE: harrison Jan 24, 2008 04:26 PM

          Right on Hudson, I like Alfama and Da Andrea.

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            Beau711 RE: simetrias Jan 25, 2008 10:42 AM

            I heartily agree with the Da Andrea suggestion. Really good Italian cuisine.

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          billyeats RE: citified Jan 24, 2008 05:09 PM

          I'd have to agree with Snack Taverna based on location, quality & price point you're seeking.

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            clembeauchamp RE: citified Jan 25, 2008 08:11 AM

            We love Market Table but it's small and popular so make sure you reserve.

            1. egit RE: citified Jan 25, 2008 09:02 AM

              If you go early for pre-theater, you might consider Fatty Crab or Spotted Pig. FC gets mixed reviews, but personally I liked it. They're both "walk-in" type places, but if you get there by 5:30 or 6 you should have absolutely no trouble at all getting a table and having a nice leisurely meal.

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                citified RE: citified Jan 25, 2008 05:27 PM

                Thanks to all of you!

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