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Can anyone recommend a dark, sexy restaurant?

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Buttercream Apr 14, 2010 07:36 PM

I'm looking for a dark and sexy restaurant. Any type of food, except, Middle Eastern.

Food is less important than ambiance.

Thanks so much. :-)

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    carub RE: Buttercream Apr 14, 2010 07:49 PM

    Stanton social in the LES. be sure to sit upstairs in the lounge, its dark, sexy and you sit on couches.

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      Buttercream RE: carub Apr 14, 2010 08:00 PM

      I've been to Stanton Social...the only problem is, it's super loud....especially upstairs.
      I was hoping for something even a little quieter.
      Love the food there, though.

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      kessdarln RE: Buttercream Apr 14, 2010 08:06 PM

      I think the right food experience can make the evening sexy .. light or dark!

      1. chompchomp RE: Buttercream Apr 15, 2010 05:12 AM

        Are you willing to go to Brooklyn? If so, Zenkichi in Williamsburg for sure. So very dark and sexy!

        1. thew RE: Buttercream Apr 15, 2010 06:00 AM

          go to the bar, angel's share

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            chow_gal RE: Buttercream Apr 15, 2010 07:29 AM

            Mas. Apizz.

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              princeofpork RE: chow_gal Apr 15, 2010 09:18 AM

              2nd Apizz

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              Apizz
              217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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                sgordon RE: princeofpork Apr 15, 2010 02:55 PM

                Apizz is great, as is their sister restaurant, The Orchard. Peasant. is another good choice for Italian.

                If you're willing to go to Brooklyn: River Cafe (get a window seat, time it so you'll be there during sunset, which will help distract you from how overpriced it is), Henry's End, Convivium Osteria (sit in the wine cellar)

                I'd vote no on Stanton Social - good food, dark, but too boisterous to be romantic / sexy.

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                Apizz
                217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

                Stanton Social
                99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

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                  princeofpork RE: sgordon Apr 15, 2010 04:48 PM

                  I must disagree on The Orchard,. I have eaten there multipe time and although I like the atmosphere and love the hood the food is just not good. The flat breads are slathered with a variety of thick sauces, the filet mignon tacos were certainly not filet mignon. I would not recommend this place for dinner.

            2. D...DF RE: Buttercream Apr 15, 2010 08:37 AM

              Desnuda, Bacaro, Peasant, Bourgeois Pig, Sakagura, Perry Street (at night), Little Owl, Pylos.

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              Little Owl
              90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

              Sakagura
              211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

              Perry Street
              176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

              Pylos
              128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

              Bacaro
              136 Division St, New York, NY 10002

              Desnuda
              122 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

              Bourgeois Pig
              124 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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                bronwen RE: D...DF Apr 15, 2010 09:03 AM

                Firebird, Algonquin

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                  BebeNC RE: bronwen Apr 15, 2010 11:31 AM

                  Raoul's.

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