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E. 85th betw. Park/Lex.

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thinfoodie Jul 28, 2008 05:04 AM

After work lounge or restaurant with captain's table E.85th Street between Park and Lexington.

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    acpi Aug 12, 2008 09:31 AM

    Cafe Notte is another wine bar in the neighborhood on 2nd and 85th. They serve food and the bartenders are very friendly and chatty. We almost always end up talking to others are the bar when we go.

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      esyle Jul 28, 2008 09:26 AM

      Are you trying to remember the name of an actual place or are you asking for a recommendation? I don't recall any restaurant/bar on that actual block.

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        thinfoodie Jul 28, 2008 05:48 PM

        I am asking for a recommendation and it could be in the general area around E.85th St. between Park and Lexington. Thanks.

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          jeanki Aug 5, 2008 11:16 AM

          Maybe Cavatappo Wine Bar? its around 90th and 2nd ave. its very small inside but has a communal table that encourages random people to chat over wine and tasty small plates (the prosciutto/arugula pizza is yummy.)

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            thinfoodie Aug 12, 2008 04:58 AM

            Thanks. This sounds like exactly what I have been looking for! Do you know of other places like this around the city?

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              JC2 Aug 12, 2008 06:12 AM

              Not the right neighborhood, but Accademia di Vino on Third in the 60's is good for that, too. They have communal tables, great wine by the glass, excellent after the "Bloomies" movies

      2. MMRuth Jul 28, 2008 05:17 AM

        What do you mean by "captain's table"?

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          thinfoodie Jul 28, 2008 05:46 PM

          A captain's table is provided by some restaurants so if you are alone you join other people. Lupa is a place that has one.

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            MMRuth Jul 30, 2008 09:40 AM

            Off hand, I can't think of any place like that. Are you looking for any particular kinds of food?

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              thinfoodie Aug 5, 2008 04:55 AM

              I really just want to go for a drink and a light snack where people may be friendly any place near E. 85th St. between Park and Lexington. I come to the city early before a class and would really just like to hang out with friendly people! Any ideas?

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                esyle Aug 5, 2008 05:35 AM

                There's not much on Lex by there, but over by 3rd b/t 82 & 83 there's Pudding Stones, a nice wine place were you can get small plates.
                http://www.puddingstoneswinebar.com/

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                  thinfoodie Aug 5, 2008 08:09 AM

                  Thanks. I'll let you know what I think!

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                    thinfoodie Aug 12, 2008 05:01 AM

                    I did like this bar. I had a really nice Spanish wine. Thanks.

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