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Apr 22, 2008 08:12 PM

Restaurants near Warwick Hotel

Any recommendations for a restaurant that has a private room for a group dinner that is within walking distance of the Warwick NY hotel? Thanks.

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  1. It would be helpful if you would give us some specifics. Group size? Cuisine preferences? Casual or Fancy? Per person budget for food (alcoholic beverages, tax & tip extra)?

    1. RGR's questions are relevant, but I'd recommend Amalia, on 55th between Seventh and Broadway.

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      1. re: 280 Ninth

        280 Ninth,

        Have you been to Amalia recently? Our only visit there was shortly after they opened. We had a very good meal. However, since then, there has been a change of chefs. So, I'm wondering how the food is now.

        1. re: RGR

          Went to Amalia for lunch about one month ago, and ordered a prix fixe lunch of pea soup and salmon charmoula. The salmon was impressive, I thought...done medium-rare, with cucumber-lime yogurt and rainbow chard on the side. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. I didn't order any wine with lunch, so I hadn't a peek at their selections. The only drawback, relatively speaking, is that the dining area is set so far back from the windows in the front, and the interior can feel dark. But that didn't diminish the overall experience for me, and I'd definitely return.

          1. re: 280 Ninth

            Both Mr. R. and I had that salmon charmoula, and it was delicious. Looks as though they're treating it as a signature dish. The place was quite empty when we were there (dinner early on a Sunday evening), so it was easy for service to be very attentive. I see your point about how far in the rear the dining areas are located. But it didn't bother us, and we thought the overall interior design was smashing. Your report has enticed me to try it again. Thanks.

            1. re: RGR

              Yes, I think it's worth a revisit. Agree about the interior design...the artwork on the walls is captivating. Also, have you been to Brasserie 8 1/2? In that godawful building between 5 and 6th, 9 W. 57, but it's a splendid place to spend some time with food.

              1. re: 280 Ninth

                No, we've never been to 1/2 or to its sister, Brasserie.

                At Amalia, the mozaic-tiled steps on the staircase leading downstairs are gorgeous.