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Taking Parents to Dinner 60s and 3rd Ave Area

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ilanadonna Aug 5, 2009 05:44 AM

Can anyone recommend a decent restaurant in the upper/mid east side area?

Something not crazy expensive but good. Family likes exotic foods, but not Indian.
A nice decor and good, decent food in the area? What are you fav spots?

Thx!!!

Donna

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    thursdaynext Aug 5, 2009 06:45 AM

    Definitely take them to Fig & Olive on 62nd & Lexington. I took my dad there for Father's Day & he loved it. Lots of mediterranean inspired foods & flavors and a rustic yet modern decor. They also have a wide array of olive / olive oils which is pretty cool.

    http://www.figandolive.com/

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      notsochubbychubette Aug 5, 2009 07:28 AM

      La cantina toscana (wild game menu; to die for).
      Things such as :
      Ravioli Filled With Pancetta in a Duck Ragu
      Sausage Stuffed Quails Wrapped in Pancetta
      Paprardelle with Wild Boar Sauce
      Tuscan Spaghetti served over a Rich Squab Ragu

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        LeahBaila Aug 5, 2009 08:10 AM

        (sniff, sniff) La Cantina Toscana is no longer.

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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          notsochubbychubette Aug 5, 2009 08:26 AM

          since when???!!!! Did something replace it?!

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            squid kun Aug 5, 2009 01:06 PM

            It became a second location of Cipolla Rossa.

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            Cipolla Rossa
            1109 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065

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        notsochubbychubette Aug 5, 2009 08:32 AM

        Jubilee - French
        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/jubilee/
        JoJO -French
        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/jubilee/
        Circus - Brazillian
        http://www.circusrestaurante.com/

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          stephaniec25 Aug 5, 2009 09:00 AM

          Accademia di Vino, Fig & Olive

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            notsochubbychubette Aug 5, 2009 10:19 AM

            Trata! they have pig roasts outside! 70th/2nd

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