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Jul 18, 2009 12:20 PM

Casual Dinner for 2 tonight


An old friend wants to get together for a very laid back, casual (shorts acceptable attire) dinner tonight. Any suggestions? Would like to keep it under $30 pp (not including drinks) and basically up for any cuisine (except seafood, allergies pose a problem.) First location of choice is west side 30s to 50s but willing to travel for something really stellar.

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  1. Our favorite place for casual and very tasty Italian is Le Zie on Seventh near 20th. It is Northern Italian and doesn't have the usual fare, although we are partial to the veal canneloni special. Also consider Korean in the West 30s. No recommendations in that area because I simply have forgotten. Also, if you want to go very cheap, Grand Sichuan on 9th and 24th has very unusual Chinese with the usual fare. You'll have enough leftover cash to have dessert and coffee at Rafaela's down the street on 9th near 18th.

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    1. re: CookbookRick

      I don't mean to high jack this post but I posted about Le Zie and no one responded. I was wondering if it is good for a group of 10 on a Saturday night around 10pm or does it get too crowded? Thanks

    2. Daisy May's BBQ is on the corner of 11th Av. & 46th St. Cafeteria-style set-up and no decor to speak of, but the 'cue is delicious!