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Best lunchtime wine bar / pub food south of 23rd?

Plan to spend 3 days walking/exploring south of 23rd. As a single traveler, after walking all morning, I enjoy a sit down lunch usually in a wine bar, pub, lounge, etc. Looking for appetizers /small plates that are not the usual everyday wings, fries, spinach dip, sliders, etc. Hoping for a variety of suggestions I can look for depending on where I am at -- Financial District, Chelsea, East Village, Greenwich, etc. I'm flexible to hop on the bus or subway for a good meal -- afterall.. for me, food is a huge part of the experience when visiting NYC. A couple of my favorite anytime stops are Michael Jordan's and Artisanal Bistro if that helps.
Thanks for the suggestions!

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  1. Cafeteria in Chelsea. Very trendy, decent food.

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    1. re: feynmix

      If you wandering around the EV, check out Bar Veloce for panini & wine

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      Bar Veloce
      175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: nycmlr

        Thanks. Both Cafeteria and Bar Veloce look like good choices!

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        Bar Veloce
        175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    2. I love Artisanal. you may want to check out their new Tribeca branch Bar Artisanal as well.

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      Bar Artisanal
      268 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

      1. If your legs bring all the way down to the financial district, here are three to consider: Ulysses (www.ulyssesfolkhouse.com) on Stone Street. The Vintry (www.vintrynyc.com) right across the street. And, Nelson Blue, a few blocks away (www.nelsonblue.com). There are actually about 10 restaurants on Stone Street with tables filling the walk street. Depending of your tastes and pocket book, one or the other could certainly take care of you. NB has open windows and outdoor seating as well; their light skewers and other light fare is very unusual.

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        Nelson Blue
        233 Front St, New York, NY 10038

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        1. re: Upperwestsider

          Thanks USW'er, I will certainly be in that area for one of my lunches and Vintry looks perfect. Was having trouble finding anything that looked good. Vintry and Nelson Blue did not come up when I did a search in that area.

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          Nelson Blue
          233 Front St, New York, NY 10038

        2. Terroir or Ten Bells.

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          Terroir
          413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

          The Ten Bells
          247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

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          1. re: inclouds

            Looks good! By the recommendations I've read on this board for a few years, a huge percent of the best food is located in Lower East Side/East Village. So many yummy choices in that part of town.

          2. Terroir in East Village, but they also just opened in Tribeca - cute wine bar with food. Apotheke for artisanal drinks in Chinatown. Epistrophy in Nolita is a cute cafe that serves both food/wine/coffee. In the LES, I like Inoteca, Kampuchea, Kuma Inn. West Village - Turks and Frogs (also has an outpost in Tribeca) for wine/snacks, Corner Bistro for a burger, Spotted Pig and Wilfie & Nell.
            These are all casual places which i think is what you may be looking for? Let us know if you want more formal dining (e.g. WD40, Babbo, etc).

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            Corner Bistro
            331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

            Babbo
            110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

            Spotted Pig
            314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

            Kuma Inn
            113 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

            Epistrophy
            200 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

            Terroir
            413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

            Apotheke
            9 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

            Wilfie & Nell
            228 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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            1. re: ps22

              I've seen several recommendations on CH for Inoteca and a co-worker loves Spotted Pig. I sure wish I lived there so I could try all the different foods year round instead of 1 week a year <sigh> Thanks!

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              Spotted Pig
              314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014