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Jun 4, 2008 09:33 AM

South Street Seaport Recs

I will be in town for business - but looking for some recommendations for a place to have dinner Sun night with my co worker close to our hotel which is at South St Seaport.

Hoping for good food, not too formal.


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  1. Two of my favourites are Acqua- great italian place and Suteishi- japanese. If you are up for great pizza walk 5 mins to Stone Street and stop by Adrienne's.

    1. Carmine's Italian Seafood on Beekman Street is an old-world place that serves really good food (try the frutti di mare). Original seaport restaurant with great, friendly atmosphere. Very informal.

      1. Stella Maris on Front Street. The chef has a real knack for seafood, but the kitchen also puts out a great burger and fries. Wonderful selection of beer. Oysters and clams on the half shell served cold and briny as they should be.

        I have only been to Carmine's once and found it to be on the same level as restaurants you would find in a shopping mall across the U.S. -- my guess is that a lot of their food comes from the freezer or cans -- but many people like that style.

        1. I think Acqua is a fine choice for Italian. Suteishi, while having pleasant service, serves some pretty average sushi.

          If you like steaks, you can go to Mark Joseph.

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            I love Carmine's but you should probably go to the Bridge Cafe on Water Street which claims it's the oldest drinking establishment in NY but, that aside, it has pretty good food in a nice setting. You're probably at the Seaport Inn so turn right past Acqua, go past Mark Joseph (which I love but it is formal which you don't want) and you'll find it on the corner.

            1. re: bronwen

              2nd Bridge Cafe. Lovely atmosphere and cozy. Friendly staff. We stopped in before walking over the Brooklyn Bridge for the birthday festivities. DH had the mussels with sausage (chorizo?) and not only did he eat all of it but he sopped up every last morsel and bit of juice with all the bread! I just had a salad but it was lovely -- a lot of cheese and some nice crisp pears. Had a good wheat beer too.

          2. Just had dinner at Table Tales - the Prix Fixe 3 course dinner for $26.50 was a bargain. Not a huge menu, but everything we tasted was delicious and beautifully cooked. Service was outstanding. Highly recommended

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            1. re: Histoqueen

              This is an old 2008 post. Second Table Tales and Acqua suggestions. Onda (Latin) is also good. Cowgirl Seahorse is a new casual option.