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Restaurant Reccomendations near The Blue Note (3rd St. Between 6th & MacDougal)

rjm Dec 22, 2009 03:20 AM

Hi 'Hounders,

Please help with suggestions for a top notch dinner within walking distance to the club - open to all cuisines and price levels.

*The Blue Note is located in the village on 3rd St between 6th and MacDougal.

Thank you,


  1. r
    rjm Dec 25, 2009 06:13 PM

    Would love to try Blue Hill. My only fear is the menu being too fussy/complicated/unpredictable for the two other people in my group. Is that a correct assumption?

    1. d
      drummergirl Dec 24, 2009 06:14 PM

      For top-notch, another vote for Blue Hill. A friend is treating me for my birthday in about a month, and though we'd both love some great, unusual seafood dishes (not sure where yet), I've got a yearning to go to Blue Hill again.

      Also, I love Bellavitae, though I don't know how 'fancy' it is. The food and wine were terrific, though, the last time I was there - and it's certainly close enough to the Blue Note.

      1. ChefJune Dec 24, 2009 06:50 AM

        Minetta Tavern is on the corner of Minetta @ McDougal.

        1. r
          rjm Dec 22, 2009 10:48 AM

          Ideally wanted to try Il Mulino but they're currently booked. Love some of the recommendations. Thanks again...feel free to keep them coming.

          1. Toot Dec 22, 2009 08:07 AM

            Last time I went to the Blue Note I first had dinner at Wallse. It was wonderful.

            1. k
              kathryn Dec 22, 2009 08:05 AM

              For an upscale Japanese dining experience, Soto?

              For upscale, farm-to-table, Blue Hill is nearby.

              For comfy New American with an Asian influence, I'd do Perilla.

              1. ssf36 Dec 22, 2009 07:46 AM

                Bellavitae for Italian. Minetta Lane just off of 6th.

                1. michele cindy Dec 22, 2009 05:17 AM

                  For simple Japanese I like Marumi on LaGuardia.

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                  1. re: michele cindy
                    michele cindy Dec 24, 2009 03:24 AM

                    I just noticed you said "top notch" this place is simple. oops.

                  2. c
                    chow_gal Dec 22, 2009 04:57 AM

                    Lots of great options:
                    Cornelia Street has: Po, Le Gigot
                    Cabrito for great margaritas, tacos, high quality Mexican, fun atmosphere
                    Market Table for locally sourced American
                    Blue Ribbon Bakery

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