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Restaurants with Coolest Atmospheres?

shivohum Feb 23, 2008 09:41 PM

What restaurants do you think have the most amazing, unusual, and memorable ambiances?

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    ekdd Feb 24, 2008 04:37 AM

    buddakan, matsuri,spice market are way up there, kittichai is close. del posto and asiate are worth seeing as well but more formal.

    1. LeahBaila Feb 24, 2008 08:02 AM

      Asiate, Lure Fishbar, Mercer Kitchen, Buddakan, Spice Market, Central Park Boathouse, BG at Bergdorf Goodman


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        RGR Feb 24, 2008 08:27 AM

        Gorgeous spaces: Eleven Madison Park, Town, Cafe Sabarsky
        Umatchable old NY ambiance - Keens
        Lanmarked interior, including amazing Gustavino ceiling - Wolfgang's (33rd St. location)
        Lovely lake view: The Boathouse in Central Park

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          skepner169 Feb 24, 2008 08:54 AM

          I agree with Spice Market, Buddakhan and Buddah Bar. All three have a cool vibe and decor. The scene is half of why people go there and the food is fairly good too. Especially Spice Market - they are probably my favorite in the Meat Packing District.


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            shivohum Feb 24, 2008 01:44 PM

            I haven't been there, but does Freeman's fall into this category?

            1. zbs Feb 26, 2008 12:52 PM

              Steering a slightly different course:

              Mei Lai Wah, solo on a weekday afternoon;
              Florent, at the end of a boozy Friday;
              Apizz, with a date in the winter.

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                intrepid Feb 28, 2008 03:58 AM

                florent closed???

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                  RGR Feb 28, 2008 06:58 AM

                  Florent has not closed yet. But it's not looking good because, acc. to eater, the rent is about to increase substantially, and the space is being marketed.


              2. doona Feb 28, 2008 06:52 AM

                Public in Nolita

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