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Feb 18, 2010 06:22 AM

Drinks and Dinner near Bryant Park?

Looking for a restaurant withing 3 or 4 blocks of Bryant Park for drinks and dinner - something casual and not too expensive, but not bar food. I am aware of Koi, Bryant Park Grill, db Bistro Moderne, but those are a little out of the price range. Thanks.

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    1. Tough area, but here are some ideas:
      Kellari Taverna
      HB Burger
      John's Pizzeria

      5 Replies
      1. re: LeahBaila

        couldnt disagree MORE with john's...The pizza at the location is NOT anywhere near quality...soggy, greasy, the place is sorta nasty and dirty too....HB and Kellari, on the other hand, i do agree with.

        1. re: smokeandapancake

          John's space is unique and I find it attractive. Why does everyone dog on their pizza? I think it's just fine.

          1. re: LeahBaila

            I like john's, just not that john's..the difference is quality is amazing.
            OP: There's also RARE, AMMOS, LaFonda Del Sol for tapas...

        2. re: LeahBaila

          I've been to John's and its not exactly what I am looking for, and I forgot about Kellari Taverna, but fairly recently was with the same people at the Kellari on 21st street. Any other ideas?? I appreciate the response.

          1. re: Snaps

            If you could elaborate a bit more for us, that would be really helpful. The area isn't quite the best in terms of restaurants.


        3. In addition to Kellari, there's Aureole (may be too pricy) and a very casual place Nations,, which may fit the bill

          1. kellari, pera, resette & hb burger should all work for you. naples 45 is always an option if necessary.

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            1. re: fein

              We are going with Pera. Thanks!

              1. re: Snaps

                let us know how it is. i went for lunch once about 2yrs ago and enjoyed it. i work in the neighborhood so it would be good to get a review. enjoy.

            2. Kellari Tavern and Pera