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Eating alone in NYC - Man - Martini's?

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jmahoney22 Jul 22, 2008 04:22 PM

I will be eating alone on a Tuesday night next week and would like recommendations for a fun / cool scene that has great food and great martini's. I love eating at the Bar and looking for more of an old-school place. I am staying in Tribeca / Soho but could go anywhere I suppose. Thanks !

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    kathryn Jul 22, 2008 04:34 PM

    A recent thread on eating out alone in NYC
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/538571

    For great martinis near to you, I'd check out B Flat, Tailor, Pegu Club or Brandy Library. Pegu Club and Tailor both have food.

    1. steve h. Jul 22, 2008 05:07 PM

      the bar at gramercy tavern should do the trick. barkeep makes good martini and the food is exceptional. people watching there can be a hoot. aim for a seat at the left-hand side as you face the bar. you can bring a paper or book if you want but chances are better than even you'll be chatting up the staff if that's your thing.

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        jmahoney22 Jul 24, 2008 03:43 PM

        Right on.....that sounds perfect. I love people watching, martinis, good food and chatting up the staff.

      2. jenniebnyc Jul 22, 2008 07:44 PM

        The Bull & Bear def. fits the bill.
        Mercer Kitchen.

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          jmahoney22 Jul 24, 2008 03:44 PM

          Thanks!

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          pacz Jul 23, 2008 08:39 AM

          If your looking for an old school place, I would go to Fanelli Cafe, Prince at Mercer in SoHo.

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            jmahoney22 Jul 24, 2008 03:44 PM

            Thanks for your help!

          2. erin07nyc Jul 23, 2008 09:04 AM

            Quality Meats has a nice, lively bar area, and even has a separate bar for eating at.

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              jmahoney22 Jul 24, 2008 03:45 PM

              Appreciate the response...JM

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