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wine, cheese, salumi + outdoor seating???

ml7 Mar 30, 2010 07:58 AM

It looks like the weather is finally getting good, and I can't wait to spend lazy afternoons sipping wine & snacking on cheese & charcuterie. Anyone know of places with either outdoor seating or at least some kind of set up where I can enjoy the great outdoors? (This is my way of being 'outdoorsy' haha)

Anywhere in Manhattan works for me!

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  1. ttoommyy RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 08:19 AM

    Funny you should post this on the most rainy and dreary of days here in NYC, but I guess it's somethIng to look forward to!

    This place comes to mind:

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      ml7 RE: ttoommyy Mar 30, 2010 10:32 AM

      haha yes, i'm trying to stay optimistic!

    2. LeahBaila RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 08:35 AM

      I can't recall off the top of my head, but I *think* that Salumeria Rosi sets up small tables and chairs in the warmer months. Don't quote me on it, though. You can always pick up your salumi to go and head over to Central Park!


      Salumeria Rosi
      283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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        MMRuth RE: LeahBaila Mar 30, 2010 08:49 AM

        Yes, they do have tables outside in the warmer months, and I was going to make the same recommendation.

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          MinhLikesFood RE: LeahBaila Mar 30, 2010 09:01 AM

          Bar Boulud meets your criteria well. http://www.barboulud.com/

          Bar Boulud
          1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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          pdquinn RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 10:11 AM

          Inoteca - LES - very good.

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            ttoommyy RE: pdquinn Mar 30, 2010 10:17 AM

            Excellent choice!

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            craig_g RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 10:27 AM

            Ardesia (52nd/10th) has a patio.

            510 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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              Peter Cherches RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 10:46 AM

              You could also make a picnic at dba with provisions from Russo's...


              1. LNG212 RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 11:04 AM

                We've ordered just cheese and meats at Cafe D'Alsace while sitting outside. It was really nice because we would get a table on the side street (I guess that's 89th) and not on the avenue so it's much more quiet. The food is very good.

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                  Upperwestsider RE: ml7 Mar 30, 2010 11:28 AM

                  If you are planning on being downtown (financial district), think of Harry's new wine bar on Stone street: Vintry (www.vintrynyc.com). Outdoor tables all up and down the street (about 9 other restaurants as well) and an excellent wine list. Small plate menu as well. Not cheap, but v good.

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                    ml7 RE: ml7 Apr 15, 2010 01:14 PM

                    This is coming a couple of weeks late, but thanks for all the suggestions! We ended up at Salumeria Rosi, which does have a few tables along the sidewalk.

                    Service was slow and subpar for that level of restaurant, but we went on the first weekend of nice weather and I'm going to give our waitress the benefit of the doubt because she looked swamped.

                    Salumeria Rosi is certainly not cheap, but I thought it was lovely. Not quite somewhere I could make my new neighborhood hangout, but delicious enough that I can justify the more-than-occasional visit. We had a several types of salumi and cheese, some wine, and a few of their small plates. I've been curious about their Tuscan ribs since seeing it on Food Network's "Best thing I ever ate" -- I hate to say it, but I found it over-rated. It was just kind of a baked rib with a ladle of marinara. Fine, but not interesting. What was amazing though was a dish of house-made sausage with chickpeas. Very complex, interesting flavor.

                    And the foccacia!! I think I ate 3 baskets of that alone.....

                    Salumeria Rosi
                    283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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                      ttoommyy RE: ml7 Apr 15, 2010 01:23 PM

                      Thanks for the update. We've been meaning to get to Salumeria Rosi, but just haven't for some reason. Your post has prompted me to get there soon.

                      And just remember this about Best Thing I Ever Ate...this show is nothing more than a "shout out" from one chef to another..it's just advertisement. Don't let their "raves" deceive you! lol

                      Salumeria Rosi
                      283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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