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Jun 16, 2009 08:41 AM

Dinner in the area of 11th Ave. & 51st

We've got tickets for the Daily Show tonight. The taping is over about 715. Is there anywhere in that general area for us to have a bite, apps and wine is fine. Casual, not silly expensive. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'd head directly to Daisy May's BBQ, on the corner of 11th & 46th. It's a cafeteria-style set-up, and there's no decor to speak of, but who cares? The 'cue is delicious!

    1. I think this place Kashkaval is a cute little spot.. I think it's on 55th and 9th.. Can get a decent bottle of wine and a few different things to eat.. It's very casual and I would say romantic.

      1. Second Daisy May's. Also Taboon (less casual).

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          1. re: RGR

            I read that as' not as casual.;

        1. In that area, I like:

          Nizza - about 45th/9th - glass of wine are reasonable and good & pizza is very good.

          Mercury Bar - 46th/9th - always have some sort of appetizer special and drinks

          630 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

          Mercury Bar
          659 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

          1. I forgot to take these recs plus we wound up walking north. We had a really nice little dinner at Mangia e Bevi at 9th and 53rd. On Tuesdays their bottles of wine are half price and the most expensive bottle on the menu is still under $40! We just had their antipasto rustico which if provolone, parmigiano, salted ricotta, prosciutto, sopressata, portobello, roasted peppers, asparagus and olives. Only $9. Also had a large salad of argugula, endives and radichio for $7. They make their own pasta and also have lunch specials for $9-11 that include soda or tea. We will definitely go back. Will also check out the recs you've all generously provided. BTW, the Daily Show was great :)

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            1. re: c oliver


              Mangia e Bevi
              800 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019