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ISO Subterranean Drinking and Dining Spots

EVOhNo Jun 18, 2008 06:50 PM

Full disclosure: This is for an article I'm researching...not an assignment, but something I'm writing on spec.

I'm looking for underground (as in below street level) bars and restaurants in the Manhattan area. The newer the better—preferably locations opened in the last few months or so, or perhaps even soon-to-open spots. Vibe doesn't really matter so much as the theme of being under the earth.

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    RGR RE: EVOhNo Jun 18, 2008 07:11 PM

    These are not new:

    Town - The subterranean dining room is drop-dead gorgeous.

    Amalia - While the main dining takes place on street level, there is a dining area and a bar room on the subterranean level.

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      uwsgrazer RE: EVOhNo Jun 18, 2008 08:24 PM

      Brasserie 8 1/2 (not new)
      Dovetail (somewhat new) has a street-level bar and dining room, plus a smaller subterranean dining area

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        Lucia RE: EVOhNo Jun 18, 2008 08:27 PM

        Bar: Little Banch

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          UES Mayor RE: EVOhNo Jun 19, 2008 03:59 AM


          1. EVOhNo RE: EVOhNo Jun 19, 2008 04:51 AM

            These are all great spots, and I already have them on my radar—thanks so much. But anything newer?

            1. LNG212 RE: EVOhNo Jun 19, 2008 06:05 AM

              Is Trinity Place considered underground? It's in an old bank vault space and quite nifty. Here's their website ... http://www.trinityplacenyc.com/ . I've only had drinks and snacks there so I can't attest to the dinner service.

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                jdream RE: EVOhNo Jun 19, 2008 10:40 AM

                Bacaro-- while there is some ground level dining the majority of the space is below ground which some really beautiful nooks and crannies. One of the nicer spaces I've seen in a while.

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                  samiam123 RE: jdream Jun 19, 2008 02:08 PM

                  Suba-although not new.

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                    Drew E RE: samiam123 Jun 19, 2008 03:15 PM

                    Coliseum Bar on 58th just west of 8th., Rocky Sullivan's on Lex. at 27th?, There's a bar on 9th Ave btwn 56th & 57th... west side of the street, Black and White on 10th St. btwn 3rd and 4th, There used to be a McAnn's around 45th and 5th. I'm sure that space must be another bar/rest. now. Of course there's Wo-Hop at 17 Mott St., The Bar at Bowery Ballroom, Bar/rest. at the Rock Ctr. ice rink. There's an italian rest. on 56th St., a door west of Patsy's that's downstairs, Prune has a (very) small downstairs room.

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                  small h RE: EVOhNo Jun 19, 2008 03:32 PM

                  Happy Ending (also not new) has a downstairs.


                  Or you could search this way:

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                      mslex RE: EVOhNo Jun 19, 2008 08:59 PM

                      Sub Mercer. Red door, long ally of a hall, suprising to be there. Under the Mercer Hotel.

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