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Downtown bars in Midtown East

harmony758 Dec 5, 2008 03:09 PM

After time in the LES & EV, I'm moving to Midtown. Any cool bars in the Sutton area with a grittier downtown feel?

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    Simon Dec 7, 2008 08:09 PM

    i wouldn't call it "gritty", but Montparnasse (E.51st or 52nd) has a mellow enough vibe, a good crabcake salad, and is a decent place for a meal and a glass of wine at the bar...

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      MWileyLach Dec 8, 2008 02:02 PM

      Felice wine bar on 64th and 1st above Sutton is a great wine bar (also serves small plates and pastas) that has an almost downtown feel.

      1. egit Dec 8, 2008 02:14 PM

        I'm not sure what you mean by gritty. Can you give an example of some of the bars you like in EV & LES. Maybe I can come up with a couple of sutton alternatives for you. I just moved out of that hood after being there for 8 years, so I still know many of the bars.

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          harmony758 Dec 13, 2008 08:04 PM

          Thanks for the recommendations! I guess grittier as in I can wear jeans and old sneaks w/o getting the evil eye. I love a cozy wine bars (Tapeo 29 is my fav), come-as-you are beer bars like DBA, and places like Uncle Ming's (the kinda place where you can get up and dance on the couches).

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