HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

No res at Apiary or Scarpetta...where to go?

PetiteSyrah Jun 30, 2009 10:44 AM

Last minute, decided to do a joint birthday dinner with some friends. Thought we might get lucky on reservations since Saturday is the 4th, but....no go. Apiary was my first choice, Scarpetta my second--neither have availabilities. Where else, 'Hounds? Perilla is open, but have already been there--would consider going back. Not looking for something along the lines of EMP; more casual, less pricey, fun but not loud? Any neighborhood is fine--would love to hear what you all think!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. f
    filmbomb RE: PetiteSyrah Jun 30, 2009 11:03 AM

    Ever been to Hearth? Its a fave, and I like Apiary and Scarpetta too.

    1. ChefJune RE: PetiteSyrah Jun 30, 2009 11:09 AM

      Weather is supposed to be beautiful, so why not try the garden at Gascogne? Food is great, atmosphere is casual, garden is gorgeous, prices are reasonable.

      1. r
        rrems RE: PetiteSyrah Jun 30, 2009 06:38 PM

        Here are some great places that show availability on Opentable:

        10 Downing
        Bar Blanc

        1. princeofpork RE: PetiteSyrah Jul 1, 2009 11:43 AM

          Got to do the prix fix at Convivio.

          1. r
            RCC RE: PetiteSyrah Jul 1, 2009 12:00 PM

            Peasant is a fun place for celebration. Good Tuscan food, too.

            1 Reply
            1. re: RCC
              stephaniec25 RE: RCC Jul 1, 2009 12:42 PM

              Agree with Peasant or its sister restaurant Apizz.

              Also, Little Giant is often overlooked on this board and, I believe, a great place for a fun and low key meal.

            2. Spends Rent on Food RE: PetiteSyrah Jul 1, 2009 02:35 PM

              I would definitely point you in the direction of Alto. Can't say that it's super casual, but the cuisine is along the lines of scarpetta and convivio.

              We absolutely love it. Although I'm not certain they are open this weekend.

              Show Hidden Posts