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May 9, 2010 05:20 AM

Need help - what are your favorite Tribeca or nearby restaurants?

We just had a great meal at Tamarind Tribeca and we really don't know this area of the city so looking for some other restaurants in the neighborhood with great food and great ambiance. Parking a car on the street was a pleasure!

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  1. Locanda Verde is a favorite of mine and the newly opened Terroir Tribeca (wine bar but the food is good if you want to nibble - the pork blade steak and lamb are terrific plus lots of wine-friendly snacks), also Corton for fine dining, Upstairs (Bouley) - these should get you started. Cercle Rouge is good for French bistro food but i'm sure you have a solid bistro in your 'hood as well. how was Tamarind?

    Cercle Rouge
    241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

    239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: crackpie

      Tamarind was great - the restaurant is beautiful - the service was excellent - attentive but not overbearing and the food was excellent and we are big Indian food lovers!

    2. I really liked Forge and Gigino's last summer when I stayed at the Smyth. I did not know the area either and was pleasantly surprised! I also ended up at Odeon for brunch and loved it also.

      323 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

      1. Try City Hall restaurant, on Duane Street, between Church and West Broadway. They have an impressive dining room, with clustered round booths and high ceilings. Very comfortable, and very welcoming. They serve up some excellent seafood and steaks, and have a large wine list. Not inexpensive, but not wildly expensive either. Also a plus (at least to me), they've been there since before 9/11 and struggled through that terrible time, and still survived.

        I'd be interested in hearing your opinion if you do go.

        City Hall
        131 Duane St., New York, NY 10013

        1. Marc Forgione is great, especially during this time of the year.

          Marc Forgione
          134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

          1. locanda verde
            bubbys for dessert