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good place in e. village / LES to bring a pregnant wife

freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 10:26 AM

i am looking to walk down to the LES from the 14th and A area this evening with my VERY pregnant wife and am looking for somewhere new to go to dinner. We have done the restaurant crawl many times and hit up many of the restaurants in the area (Momofuku, Back 40, Mercadito, Inoteca, Shiller's, etc, etc)

we are looking for somewhere new to go, either a newer restaurant or a place we have skipped. i know there are plenty of places we should try, but scouring this board and considering the mrs probably wont want to be standing or waiting for a long time (which is tough for the area w.o reservations i know), i am at a loss.

We were considering Alias, but i am not totally convinced.

Anyone have any good suggestions?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 10:33 AM

    Not a fan of Alias...why not check out The Smith?


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      cdog RE: LeahBaila Feb 15, 2008 10:45 AM

      have you tried hearth? Falia on the lower east side is a good bet and i believe that Suba on ludlow has been getting good reviews and was voted top ten new rest by NY Times.

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      fein RE: freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 10:47 AM

      i hear the smith is a good spot. there is an italian place called russo's avenue b that is supposed to be really good. i think it is on b & 4th st.

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        kayonyc RE: freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 11:58 AM

        Not sure how crowded it will be - but I absolutely loved Allen and Delancey (at Allen and Delancey) They have cozy comfortable booths that are perfect for couples, and which I am sure your pregnant wife will love.

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          Sugar RE: freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 12:13 PM

          you could try Seymour Burton -- 5th and A. The burger is really good. Just opened in the old Le Tableau spot.

          There's also Belcourt which just opened recently. French, 2nd ave and 4th.

          And it's not new, but I've always been a fan of Cacio e Pepe -- 2nd ave and 12th.

          (by the way, there's a very pregnant woman on my floor in stuy-town, wonder if we live on the same floor!)

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            freshmaker31 RE: Sugar Feb 15, 2008 12:51 PM

            thanks for the suggestions so far, def some places we have not been too!

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              Sugar RE: freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 01:14 PM

              Ah, nope, we're in 505 e 14th.

              I thought of a few more places:

              Degustation -- 2nd ave and 5th
              Little Giant -- Orchard and Broome

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                freshmaker31 RE: Sugar Feb 15, 2008 01:21 PM

                I know that pregnant women are a common sight here in stuy-town :)

                Thanks for all your suggestions!

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                  egit RE: Sugar Feb 16, 2008 06:58 AM

                  I loved degustation the one time I went. But if the OP's wife is really hugely pregnant, then it may not be a great choice. It's *really* small and tight in there.

            2. egit RE: freshmaker31 Feb 15, 2008 01:28 PM

              The first place I thought of was Seymour Burton, so now I'll just have to say "second."

              There's also OG, La Vagna, I Coppi none of which are new but you didn't mention them. Newer places, maybe Rayuela and The Orchard, which if you go early you may be able to get into.

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                tracyk RE: egit Feb 15, 2008 04:03 PM

                the orchard ALWAYS has reservations available on opentable.
                9th street market is great for dinner. they almost never have a crowd (unlike at brunch). and it's super warm and cozy in there.

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                douglas525 RE: freshmaker31 Feb 16, 2008 06:46 AM

                Back Forty is pretty new...on B and 12. My wife and I went last night and were pretty satisfied. I wrote a post on it this morning that said, among other things, that we got there at 7 and there was no wait, but by 7:30 there was.

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