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dinner near south st seaport?

mcm1900 Sep 12, 2009 04:27 PM

I'm going to a concert next saturday on governor's island, so I'm looking for a delicious place for dinner with friends near south st seaport before the concert. Any ideas?

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  1. smokeandapancake RE: mcm1900 Sep 14, 2009 09:24 AM

    Carmine's for some seafood/italian...very casual.

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      buttertart RE: smokeandapancake Sep 15, 2009 01:42 PM

      I like Carmine's very much. Posted on it on the underrated NY restaurant thread.

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        trinyc RE: buttertart Sep 15, 2009 06:46 PM

        I have to say am not a fan at all of Carmines. Depending on what you feel like--japanase - suteishi, italian either acqua, barbarini or il brigante. Latin checkout Onda.

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          buttertart RE: trinyc Sep 16, 2009 05:52 AM

          Their grilled whole fish is very good. That's all we generally get there.

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            sing me a bar RE: trinyc Sep 16, 2009 10:55 AM

            Barberini IS good! I had a very good pasta there and liked the Roman mercato feel to it.

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              buttertart RE: sing me a bar Jul 5, 2010 01:09 PM

              We had lunch there Saturday after being thwarted by Carmine's being closed - it was excellent, fennel and orange salad, sea bass with tomatoand olives and red snapper oreganata, melon tart and passionfruit sorbetto. The veg accompaniment to the main courses (roast potatoes and a macédoine of asparagus, carrot, zucchini, red pepper, broccoli, and eggplant) was particularly good. Most enjoyable.

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            bronwen RE: buttertart Sep 16, 2009 11:23 AM

            Every time I go to New York I visit and have the sole amandine, it's delicious!

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            buttertart RE: smokeandapancake Jul 5, 2010 01:04 PM

            Tried to go there (Carmine's) last Saturday and it was completely shuttered without any sign of whether it was just for vacation or permanently - does anyone know what's up?

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              bronwen RE: buttertart Jul 6, 2010 09:42 AM

              I could have been closed for July 4 weekend. The place is very popular so I don't think it could have closed permanently.

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                buttertart RE: bronwen Jul 6, 2010 09:43 AM

                I hope so, I would have expected to see a sign to that effect though.

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                gloriousfood RE: buttertart Jul 6, 2010 05:42 PM

                It has closed permanently: http://www.amny.com/ (scroll down about 1/4 of the page).

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                  buttertart RE: gloriousfood Jul 7, 2010 06:19 AM

                  That's sad. We've been going there several times a year ever since we came to NY in 1989 (used to lunch there occasionally when I worked in WTC 2). The food was good (the whole broiled fish anyway), we liked the early 1900s décor, and the people were very nice. I'd really like to know what happened (that was an odd remark quoted).

            2. sing me a bar RE: mcm1900 Sep 15, 2009 08:32 PM

              Cowgirl Seahorse is a lot of fun. It's not exactly health food, but the food is good and the scene is jumping. The starters were great the time I was there, and the mains, while pretty rich, are also well-prepared. Ultimately, it's a scene, with lots of good draught beers and tequilas.

              1. LeahBaila RE: mcm1900 Sep 16, 2009 05:14 AM

                Had a nice meal at Onda (Nuevo Latino) on Monday night


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                  roze RE: LeahBaila Sep 16, 2009 05:32 PM

                  We had an excellent brunch about a month back at Onda. One of the best I've ever had. It's a fun setting. I can't wait to try out their dinner sometime. It looked fanatstic.


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                    LeahBaila RE: roze Sep 17, 2009 05:34 AM

                    Wow, glad to hear about the brunch! I just wish it wasn't located in no-man's-land (from where I'm coming from, at least).
                    Their ceviches are great, but I was underwhelmed by the paella.


                2. egit RE: mcm1900 Sep 16, 2009 11:52 AM

                  Kind of surprised no one mentioned Bridge Cafe yet. It's a little spendy, but very good. Cowgirl is fun, but it may not be your scene. I'm also a big fan of Acqua, which is a little easier on your wallet than Bridge Cafe.

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                    LeahBaila RE: egit Sep 16, 2009 12:36 PM

                    LOVE Bridge Cafe. Good call, egit.


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                      Spends Rent on Food RE: LeahBaila Sep 17, 2009 05:49 AM

                      I walked by Bridge Cafe for the first time ever last week and was curious about it. What's it like?

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                        LeahBaila RE: Spends Rent on Food Sep 17, 2009 05:57 AM

                        The space is warm and charming, plus you can't beat the history. The Americana food is delicious, to boot. The last time we were there, all 3 of us ordered the prime bone-in ribeye, and it was easily one of the best steaks I've had in town.


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