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Quiet dinner spot for four in soho or east village TONIGHT?

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maria_nyc Oct 5, 2009 12:32 PM

Looking for a quiet place (meaning conversation will be possible) with great food in the soho/east village area.

Open to cuisine, but prefer ethnic places perhaps thai, mexican?

Was considering ll Buco or perhaps Bay Leaf? something along those lines....up to $75 pp including drinks.

TIA for any recommendations.

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    intrepid Nov 8, 2009 03:57 AM

    esperanto

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      nattie23nyc Oct 5, 2009 02:13 PM

      Just went to Hundred Acres on MacDougal and had the dinner you're looking for: we were with another couple, had quiet catch-up conversation and a delicious meal including glasses of wine/cocktails and the bill was in your range. I say go for it. Another suggestion would be 12 Chairs, which was lovely, but it seems a bit louder and I was only there for lunch. I think you might be able to do Yerba Buena (now with two locations, one EV one WV) for that amount and food is great, may be a bit louder.

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        maria_nyc Nov 7, 2009 06:19 PM

        Thanks everyone for your recommendations; we ended up going to Buenos Aires (East 6th street) and I'm happy to report that it was a huge hit. We all got steak and it was AMAZING! I got the garlicky fries and they were to die for....the whole experience was a combination of great food, atmosphere, and service, plus...excellent affordable wine.

        I will definitely be going back ASAP. (I am still dreaming about that steak!)

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        Buenos Aires
        513 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

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          egit Nov 8, 2009 04:52 AM

          Oh good. I like that place too. Very good steak, and the vibe in there is very friendly and welcoming. I would have said it may be a little too lively for quiet catch-up, but happily it wasn't.

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          Pan Nov 8, 2009 01:36 AM

          I love the bread pudding at Hundred Acres, but I've only ever had that dessert and cocktails. What did you get for dinner?

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          Hundred Acres
          38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

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            maria_nyc Nov 8, 2009 04:07 PM

            We all got entrana except for one person who got the Filet MIgnon.
            I got the garlic fries (becuase french fries are my guilty pleasure) and the rest got the mashed potatoes. The steaks were just amazing...I got a taste of the filet mignon and have to say that I liked the entrana better (go figure).
            And I wish I had written down the name of the wine because it was a mellow red which everyone liked (Argentinian or maybe Chilean?) I'll get the name next time I go for dinner. We all split one dessert (tres leches); which was just about right considering we could hardly move from so much meat.

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              Pan Nov 8, 2009 05:27 PM

              You got these things at Buenos Aires. I was asking nattie23nyc what s/he got at Hundred Acres.

              I've been to Buenos Aires (not recently), and found it good, pleasant and a good value, but nothing amazing, except for the price. Perhaps it's gotten better since then.

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              Buenos Aires
              513 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

              Hundred Acres
              38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

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          drlee_susquespine Oct 5, 2009 01:39 PM

          At at El Paso corner of Houston and 6th, only people in there t 12 on Sunday. Spanish/Mexican. Not bad.

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            mekravitz Oct 5, 2009 01:22 PM

            Supper - East Village, NYC

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              gringnyc Oct 5, 2009 12:51 PM

              What about Pylos on East 7th? It is within your price range, lively but not noisey.

              1. smokeandapancake Oct 5, 2009 12:45 PM

                knife and fork
                www.knife-fork-nyc.com
                tree
                http://treenyc.com/

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