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Mar 27, 2008 08:56 AM

El Quijote and drinks

Have a reservation at El Quijote tonight and looking for ideas as to where to meet beforehand for drinks. El Quijote is at 226 West 23rd st between 7th and 8th, and the bar needs to be easy to find for out of towners!

Any recommendations for El Quijote also gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I had the exact same dilemma last week,and we ended up meeting at the El Quijto bar. At around 5:30 they sometimes serve free appetizers. We had fried calamari. As far as what to order. I had a delicious 2 lbs. lobster, which was broiled (much much better then their boiled). Friends had paella, I prefer their seafood in garlic sauce. I like their garlic bread, always get it, much better then the little rolls they serve. Also, I like the stuffed shrimp. I like the white sangria and ask for it without sugar. Good thing this was a business dinner, the cost of the lobsters have sky-rocketted.

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    1. re: michele cindy

      Their garlic sauce is one of the reasons I go there. That and the "decorated by a Spaniard on LSD" atmosphere.

    2. Flatiron Lounge on 19th St. between 5th and 6th. Great cocktails. Try the Eden.