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Feb 23, 2010 10:59 AM

Pete's Tavern Tonight

Am meeting friends for dinner tonight at Pete's Tavern and am wondering if anyone has had anything reasonably decent there (don't want a burger). Thanks.

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  1. i've had ok fried calamari there...and the caesar salad, while not "good" (i've never had a good one in NYC) is ok too...some kind of Italian-American pasta&meatballs such fare is safe too...

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    1. re: Simon

      Can't say I've ever had anything there that I'd call "good" or even "decent" that didn't come in a glass.

      1. re: sara333

        I was afraid of that -- I guess I'll just have to take my chances.

        1. re: Cheryl

          it's not terrible, just'll survive, and it's kind of a fun old-school space...drink heavily and enjoy the breadsticks/crackers...i think the steak fries are ok too...

          1. re: Simon

            Thanks all for your responses. The food was a real throwback, Greek diner type stuff but edible. Service, however, was very warm and welcoming, from the hosts to our waiter, so still enjoyable, although not a place I would choose.

    2. I've had the eggplant parmigiana with spaghetti marinara. It was Greek diner quality, very comforting in a way. Every now and then it's nice to have a plate of eggplant that has lost most of its structural integrity, drowned in a giant pool of melted mozzarella and super-smooth tomato sauce.

      1. it's typical stuff but . . . . I like the wings there. they were kinda different, but I can't remember how. pretty crusty/batter-y, I recall.