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What are some good places to hang out and order some small plates but not necessarily a full meal? Open to tapas, japanese, etc.
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  1. For tapas, I like Tia Pol and Casa Mono. El Quinto Pino, Tia Pol's sister restaurant to which I haven't been, is even more snack oriented than Tia Pol and may be another option.
    I just went to Gottino this week and found some plates nice, some OK. I think if you order right you could have a good meal.

    1. Blue Fin on Times Square

      1. Kellari Taverna...I think the main plates stink, but the meze are great and so is the atmosphere; Cibar; Gonzo; Perbacco

        www.thelunchbelle.com

        1. Really authentic tapas at Las Ramblas on West 4th. Great people and service as well!

          1. casa mono has lovely food and wine, but it is

            WAY
            TOO
            CROWDED

            (and loud)

            do you have any price restrictions? if not, grayz and stanton social are both good, but pricey. excellent cocktails at both places.

            you can also find decent nibbles, fantastic desserts, and a very nice drink selection (mostly wines, liqueurs, and spiked coffee drinks topped with whipped cream) at la lanterna di vittorio (moderate).

            also look into decibel (no awards for food, but it's a fun, divey place to hang) and sakagura (great sake selection).

            finally: barfry. i haven't been, but i hear good things.

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            1. re: cimui

              the chowhound links:

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              Stanton Social
              99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

              Sakagura
              211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

              BarFry
              50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

              La Lanterna
              129 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

              Decibel
              240 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

              Grayz
              13 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019