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Dinner for under $35 pp in soho or adjacent TONIGHT?

thegirlnextdoor Jun 30, 2009 07:13 AM

Having dinner with a friend from California tonight (which means no Mexican or sushi, as she's had far superior out west). She wants to eat in Soho or Soho adjacent. Any suggestions?

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    Dick G Jun 30, 2009 07:42 AM

    Just went to Kuma Inn on LES close to Orchard Street. Food was small plates but excellent ...My wife and I had a great time ordering and its BYOB which holds down the price.

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    1. re: Dick G
      eeee Jun 30, 2009 07:48 AM

      Mooncake always works if your'e on a budget in Soho. If you're careful you could do 35 pp at Lupa too.

    2. JungMann Jun 30, 2009 07:49 AM

      Kuma In would be a great option in the LES, so is Café Katja, a dimly lit Austrian hangout. Take a look also at the pizza at L'asso and the unique Australian options at Eight Mile Creek.

      1. thievery Jun 30, 2009 08:37 AM

        if the weather's nice, sit outside at bar pitti for italian. be sure to get the burrata as a starter.

        for more festive indoors, you could do Lulu, Bread, Barmarche or Lucky Strike. all solid brasserie's. the one's in nolita have the added charm of the distinctly non-californian surroundings.

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          Jorel Jun 30, 2009 12:59 PM

          - Bianca (Italian) in Noho on Bleecker
          - Lupa (Italian) in Central Village on Thompson
          - barmarche (New American?) in Nolita on Spring
          - Rhong Tiam (Thai) in Central Village on W Broadway

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          1. re: Jorel
            mch Jun 30, 2009 02:08 PM

            i second bianca. cash only but worth it.

          2. il Trifulau Jun 30, 2009 02:51 PM

            Boqueria on Spring bet Thompson / West Broadway

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