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dan1970 Nov 14, 2008 01:36 PM

Is there anyplace to eat on a Friday night near Sunshine Cinema where i don't need a reservation and can hear what the people I'm with are actually saying? Wouldn't hurt if the food was okay, but thats secondary. Might need some ambiance, but then again i realize that just finding a quiet place is challenge enough.

  1. MMRuth Nov 14, 2008 01:40 PM

    What time are you going? We had an early Friday night dinner at Ssam, and had no problems with the noise level.

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      dan1970 Nov 14, 2008 01:43 PM

      Thanks. Probably 9:30ish--after the movie.

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        MMRuth Nov 14, 2008 01:53 PM

        Ah - I bet it's buzzing then! We've only gone for lunch and at six! Sorry I can't be of more help, but am not very familiar with that area.

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          cmballa Nov 14, 2008 02:03 PM

          Falai on Clinton is generally quite mellow, as is Little Giant at Orchard & Broome.

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      kobetobiko Nov 14, 2008 02:43 PM

      Hearth isn't too crowded these days, so you may be able to get a table without reservation.

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        douglas525 Nov 15, 2008 04:24 PM

        Apizz is close by. It's cozy and relatively quiet, but a touch romantic -- don't know if that's what you're going for. I also can't speak for reservation requirements.

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          JiSLi Nov 16, 2008 01:38 PM

          Moustache is small, quiet, and charming, especially when the heated outdoor garden is open. Also the food is very reasonably priced and yummy. Don't miss the lentil soup. I've never been there when it was full, but maybe I've been mostly during the week.

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          eddieandhismommy Nov 16, 2008 01:51 PM

          SSam bar is a great choice

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            kathryn Nov 16, 2008 03:34 PM

            Ssam Bar is pretty much the opposite of quiet!

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