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Recs Please: Casual/Reasonable Pre Jazz Dinner - Spring & Hudson

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Hello all,

I'm looking for a casual/reasonable but good dinner option around Spring&Hudson tonight. The show I am attending starts at 10:30 - I am planning on a 7:30ish dinner followed by drinks (the drinks can be at any old dive).

I thought of Malatesta but I am afraid the wait there will be prohibitive. I've heard Gigino has gone down hill in recent years (used to go there as a kid and liked it). There are Blue Ribbon establishments nearby but I think I have more appreciation for them at 3AM in the morning - and don't really want to pay that price for regular dinner.

our party (3~4) can handle any food, any suggestions?

Thank you very much!

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  1. Ear Inn - for dinner and/or drinks..

    1. There's a cluster of good stuff right there:
      Kaña, Pao, Ear Inn, Giorgione, 508, Sora Lella, to name a few.
      Then there's the new Dog Ear Inn and City Winery nearby.

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      1. re: il Trifulau

        Ear Inn is passable - pretty good food for a bar. Giorgione is delicious.