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Apizz or Public?

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I'm going to be in NYC for a kid-free 10th anniversary dinner. What are people's thoughts?

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Apizz
217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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  1. They're very different. If you feel like you want Italian, then definitely go with Apizz. If you want interesting Asian influenced dishes (Australian cuisine), then Public.

    The vibe is different between the two as well. While I wouldn't say Apizz is overly cozy, Public is definintely "industrial-chic" -- a lot of polished cement.

    Another possible consideration, even though they're both in the heart of the Lower East Side, Apizz is on sort of a weird, lonely block. Public is slightly better situation... but they're both only steps away from other places you want to go before and/or after dinner.

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    Apizz
    217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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    1. re: egit

      For anniversary I think the vibe at Apizz is better. You may also want to consider The Orchard, which has a similar style of food to Apizz, but a better location and potentially romantic feel.

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      Apizz
      217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

      1. re: StephInNYC

        Apizz is OK but not amazing. Public is good, but could be loud. Pulic is in a much better area. I'm curious - why are you choosing between these 2 restaurants in particular? There are a lot of better and more romantic restaurants in the LES and Nolita.

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        Apizz
        217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

        1. re: monab

          We're open to suggestions...Any thoughts about Mas?

    2. no question. apizz for the food. the 2 are definitely different. apizz is small and rustic with an open kitchen and no windows to look out on (they are high) interiors are amazing at public.
      each room has a different look but overall the vibe is cool with dimmed edition bulbs throughout. great place for drinks.