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moderately priced restaurant in Chelsea or West Village

mlzeid Oct 6, 2008 03:10 PM

We are entertaining 2 other couples next weekend and are looking for a moderately priced restaurant with really good food that is reasonably quiet. Any suggestions?

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  1. misnatalie RE: mlzeid Oct 6, 2008 06:35 PM

    What do you consider moderately priced? What type of food?

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      theaman RE: mlzeid Oct 6, 2008 06:48 PM

      Not sure how quiet it is but Vento in the Meatpacking District is a good option because it is so resonably priced. They have good pizza and pastas and a good wine list. I just recently went to Scarpetta, which was excellent, but it is definitely not moderately priced. It is on the higher end.

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        candyapple13 RE: mlzeid Oct 7, 2008 09:47 AM

        Otto (took my parents here because my dad has noise issues)
        Moustache (very good Middleeastern and very reasonable, cash only though)

        These aren't as quiet, but I wouldn't say they're loud:
        Fig & Olive in Meatpacking
        Spotted Pig (since you're entertaining guests this is very "NY" as well)

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          erin214 RE: candyapple13 Oct 7, 2008 10:43 AM

          I went to Otto the other night and thought it was almost unbearably loud. I could barely hear my friend. But the food and wine was excellent.

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            candyapple13 RE: erin214 Oct 7, 2008 11:35 AM

            Maybe I was just lucky with where I got sat -- it is a pretty big space. It was fine for us but you never know.

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          BryanHarig RE: mlzeid Oct 7, 2008 10:34 AM

          Malatesta. Cheap. Cute. Decent wine. Great food. Great location near the river.

          649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

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            kesues RE: mlzeid Oct 8, 2008 12:35 PM

            Unfortunately, quiet can be hard to comeby in the city. La lucheonette, might be a good option 10th avenue, around 17th/18th street. It's a cute homey french place, moderately priced, good food, i really enjoyed the lamb chops, seared fois gras, and delicate salads there, the sides leave a bit to be desired - but it's a great place to catch up with friends, as it's fairly quiet and moderately priced.


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