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Late dinner at Lupa -- where to go before?

jbower Apr 18, 2008 06:14 AM

I have a late Sunday night reservation at Lupa. Can anyone recommend a place in the area to go for some light snacks and a drink before dinner?

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  1. JungMann RE: jbower Apr 18, 2008 06:50 AM

    Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Pegu Club perhaps? I like the bar at Chez Jacqueline, as well. Very classic and comforting.

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      thievery RE: JungMann Apr 18, 2008 11:41 AM

      agreed on pegu club. get the mini scallop burgers while there. deelish.

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      sam1 RE: jbower Apr 18, 2008 06:53 AM

      blue ribbon wine bar should be a bit quieter on sunday evening.

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        pellegrino31 RE: jbower Apr 18, 2008 06:58 AM

        The Dove is a great bar, and it's just up the street from Lupa. Cozy atmosphere and good drinks, very laid back. I heard they just added a menu of small plates but haven't had a chance to try the food yet.

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          180macd RE: pellegrino31 Apr 18, 2008 07:49 AM

          I second Dove.

        2. prdct RE: jbower Apr 18, 2008 10:23 AM

          The Room is also a good chill bar, and just accross Houston. We had 10pm reservations at Lupa last friday and decided to just meet an hour early at the bar at Lupa for some prosecco and bartender chatting, and it worked perfectly. We had no trouble getting seats at the bar, but there is no guarantee. Its a great atmopshere for cocktails...

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