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ALTA is booked up tonight, need another restaurant idea to take my bf out to dinner tonight.. HELP!

LauraDora Jan 15, 2010 07:47 AM

I was kinda in the mood for tapas tonight but ALTA is booked out, does anyone have any other suggestions for other restaurants like this?

I live in Murry Hill so would prefer to keep the restaurant below 40th, don't mind the LES or W Village though....



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  1. smokeandapancake RE: LauraDora Jan 15, 2010 07:51 AM

    bar stuzzichini

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      mch RE: LauraDora Jan 15, 2010 07:59 AM

      pipa is a good option but might be hard to get into. good place to walk in put name down and have drink at bar. a cute small wine bar is ten belles. gottino might be a good option as well. don't know the menu but hear it is great.

      1. Bob Martinez RE: LauraDora Jan 15, 2010 08:45 AM

        I'd add Bar Veloce to the list. They've got a location on 2nd Ave. in the East Village. In the Flatiron district Boqueria would work nicely as well.



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          edwardspk RE: LauraDora Jan 15, 2010 09:55 AM

          Txikito on 9th Ave between 24th & 25th.

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            fortes RE: edwardspk Jan 15, 2010 11:53 AM

            I second Txikito, although it can be hard to get a table if you got at peak times, since the place is not very large.

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              kathryn RE: fortes Jan 15, 2010 12:09 PM

              They have a bar, though, and if you want, you can also choose to sit and dine there, too.

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                Bob Martinez RE: kathryn Jan 15, 2010 12:13 PM

                They are also punishingly expensive, an order of magnitude pricier than the other other places being suggested. (Bar Veloce, Il Posto Accanto, etc.)

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              LauraDora RE: edwardspk Jan 18, 2010 06:29 PM

              Thanks for the restaurant idea, had an AMAZING meal at Txikito on Fri night!!!

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              gutsofsteel RE: LauraDora Jan 15, 2010 10:37 AM

              Il Posto Accanto on E. 2nd St. Italian wine and small plates. Nice atmosphere.

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                Bob Martinez RE: gutsofsteel Jan 15, 2010 10:59 AM

                I second Il Posto.

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                  gutsofsteel RE: Bob Martinez Jan 15, 2010 11:05 AM

                  There's also In Vino and Bar Jamon.

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                    Bob Martinez RE: gutsofsteel Jan 15, 2010 12:06 PM

                    I think we've confused the OP enough.


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