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FoodieFemme Apr 22, 2010 09:36 AM

Which restaurant would you recommend for a fun dinner for my husband's birthday? We would like a place in the meatpacking district- would you recommend Abe & Arthurs, Bagatelle, or something else? Thanks for your help!!

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Abe & Arthur's
409 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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    Lau Apr 23, 2010 11:11 AM

    well what are you looking for? The food is not the reason you go to either, its really to go drink and party. I'd probably go to A&A and then go to SL below.

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      Cpalms Apr 22, 2010 09:40 AM

      If you care about the food, go to Scarpetta...if you don't, go to A&A's...Bagatelle is a complete unmitigated disaster...

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        celestelee Apr 22, 2010 09:52 AM

        Love Abe & Arthur's... Delicious popovers for all and excellent offerings (i really like the mussels!) for those who aren't necessarily porterhouse lovers.. Enjoy!

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        Abe & Arthur's
        409 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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          FoodieFemme Apr 22, 2010 09:54 AM

          Why do you say it's a disaster? I have been there once before and it was overwhelmingly crowded but I got the feeling that it would be more fun than A&A??

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            Cpalms Apr 22, 2010 03:34 PM

            cuz the food is dreadful at bagatelle...

            Bagatelle and A&A are clearly far more about the scene than the food....A&A leans more towards wall street/ hedge fund guys throwing money around and Bagatelle leans more towards rich Euro's throwing their money around....that being said, I think A&A's steaks are considerably better than the garbage they serve at bagatelle....if you want good food in the meatpacking with a fun atmosphere (but nearly as high energy or sceney) go to Scarpetta....

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            Scarpetta
            355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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            filmbomb Apr 22, 2010 05:24 PM

            Abe and Arthurs. Was actually at SL (the lounge below) last night. Well operated, decent food, fun scene.

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