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Dinner for 4 in Soho, Tribeca or Village Saturday night...

jrmd Jan 28, 2008 06:42 PM

We'd like to take some friends to dinner on Saturday as a thank you. They live in Brooklyn so Lower Manhattan is best. Looking for a place that is very tasty, nice ambience but not over the top pricewise. I know this is very general but any suggestions are welcome.

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    rrems RE: jrmd Jan 28, 2008 07:24 PM

    I would have suggested Perilla, but I checked opentable and they are booked for this Saturday (assuming you mean THIS Saturday). Crispo is great but a little noisy. Chow Bar might be fun. Or Snack Taverna. Saturdays tend to book up well in advance, so you will need to decide quickly or eat very early or late.

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      Foody4life RE: rrems Jan 31, 2008 07:17 AM

      Might be worth a call to Perilla as sometimes opentable availability is controlled/restricted by the restaurant.

      Another place we've enjoyed and fits the OP's interest is Hearth on E12th & 1st Ave. http://restauranthearth.com/

    2. amysep RE: jrmd Jan 29, 2008 08:49 AM

      Alfama (Portuguese) - nice wine list, decent prices, delicious food and not very loud. I also love Malatesta - super cheap and delish, but I don't think they take reservations and it could get noisy. Amy @ http://www.weareneverfull.com

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        cdog RE: amysep Jan 29, 2008 09:12 AM

        AOC Bedford has a nice feel and a solid menu. i might also suggest Po in the West Village. i believe that Kingswood is in the West village and is getting some nice reviews.

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        ginsbera RE: jrmd Jan 30, 2008 02:23 PM

        Market Table. Great food great prices. Mike Price is the chef, tell him Aaron sent you. He's a great guy and chef.

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          Bistro Y RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 07:20 AM

          'inoteca in the lower east side.
          great food, good prices, fun atmosphere

          Landmarc in tribeca.
          all around good.

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            TexasEx10 RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 07:42 AM

            Just went to Cafe Cluny for the first time and thought it was great.

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              foodiemom2 RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 08:03 AM

              Perilla is wonderful for dinner. I really enjoyed my meal there. Another suggestion for dinner is public. have you ever been there? theyre food is wonderful and ambiance is wonderful as well. hope you have fun.

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                skepner169 RE: foodiemom2 Jan 31, 2008 08:44 AM

                Il Cantinori in the Village is good for italian and not overly pricey. Landmarc in Tribeca is good for steaks as is Old Homestead in the meatpacking district. Suba on the Lower East Side is excellent for spanish cuisine (they have a great paella!).


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                  1uc7 RE: skepner169 Jan 31, 2008 05:33 PM

                  Strongly second for Suba -- there were 2 of us couples there to celebrate a birthday and the chef's choice for $50pp is an amazing deal for the quality of food you get. For us this included 8 of the small plates and 3 of the paellas (which we couldn't even finish!) as well as dessert. We had an amazing time and would highly recommend it!

              2. Angelina RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 09:02 AM

                I just love Landmarc in Tribeca.


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