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Cornelia Street Cafe

berkleybabe Dec 6, 2008 11:30 AM

Am considering dinner at Cornelia Street Cafe on New Year's Day as we get into the city. Menu is very appealing. Anybody been recently?

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    Lucia Dec 6, 2008 02:19 PM

    It's good comfort food--nothing outstanding or surprising, but solid and cozy atmosphere.

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    1. re: Lucia
      berkleybabe Dec 6, 2008 02:26 PM

      Thanks, after New Year's Eve and Christmas I think "solid and cozy" is just what we'd want....

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      redbecca Dec 7, 2008 08:26 AM

      The food there is really ordinary. There are many better places nearby (Po, for example).

      1. sing me a bar Dec 7, 2008 10:02 AM

        The home of bland, but good tap beer and comfy setting.

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          BW212 Dec 7, 2008 11:15 AM

          It's not great. Average at best.

          1. thew Dec 7, 2008 01:24 PM

            while not a destination place, i don't find it as bad as the other posters might lead you to believe. I've read poetry there many times, and when i did order food i was never disappointed. perhaps never blown away either, but there is nothing wrong with the food at all

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              lemonyc Dec 8, 2008 12:18 PM

              i think its really cute, ive been there a few times (they have shows downstairs). i did take a friend from london there and i think he was a little unimpressed....but i like it :)

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                ow77 Dec 8, 2008 10:03 PM

                It's not awful but I don't see any reason to go there. The food is just not good.

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                  MMRuth Dec 9, 2008 03:03 AM

                  I've had decent breakfasts/brunch there - out of convenience, but the eggs etc. that I had were well prepared, and the meal well priced.

              2. financialdistrictresident Dec 16, 2008 03:07 PM

                Agree with Lucia's post. Good, not great. Been there many, many times. Le Gigot and Po are better. Both are smaller spaces. Been to Le Gigot in the past few months and Po and Cornelia Street earlier this year. Avoid the Cuban place on Cornelia, SO went and was disappointed.

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                  thew Dec 17, 2008 05:04 AM

                  don't forget pearl oyster bar, as long as your considering that one block of manhattan

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