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Chelsea bar/restaurant rec needed

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Hi, I'm looking for a very casual place to meet someone for the first time. A place in Chelsea, closer to the west side would be great, one that has a nice bar and perhaps a little to eat too...small plates, snacks, appts, whatever. Much appreciated!

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  1. Tia Pol...it's a little cramped at the bar, but great tapas and wines. This might be too south for you, but I also like Zampa a lot (w 13th and 8th ave)...italian wine bar and small plates. Bar Veloce is another wine bar (7th ave and 20th), but not a great food selection.

    1. il bastardo is a good choice. it has a vibe, the food is good (not great) but a nice place to dine and have drinks.

      1. I really like Cookshop for that sort of thing.

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        Cookshop
        156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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        1. re: malibu

          Thank you for your replies...I'm going to meet at Zampa, but all of them sound fab...!