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Relatively cheap eats & drinks near Central Park?

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schacksnack Jun 17, 2008 01:35 PM

HI, I live in Brooklyn, so I'm a bit lost figuring out where to go in the vicinity of Central Park. I have an art opening in the south east corner of the park, (near the zoo,) and it also happens to be my birthday on that day. So, I looking for a place to we can go after the opening to get some food & drinks. Some folks recommended the Boat House, which would complete the evening-in-the-park experience, but it looks to be very very expensive. I also thought of going to Serendipity 3, which holds some nostalgic charm for me, but I haven't been there since 1993. Anybody have a favorite place in the vicinity that they would recommend? It doesn't have to be dirt cheap, but I'm not looking for $$$$$fine dining, either. Any thoughts on the Boat House or Serendipity 3?
Thanks!

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    rutgers2 RE: schacksnack Jun 17, 2008 01:39 PM

    I'm really bad with directions but if you don't mind going to 73rd and 2nd Avenue, Persepolis is a very nice Persian place with good food and is inexpensive. Does not have the atmosphere of the Boat House though.

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      yabadabadaba RE: schacksnack Jun 17, 2008 08:42 PM

      Landmarc at the Time Warner building. Try "Bone Marrow", for real though.

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