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May 20, 2010 08:24 AM

what is a great restaurant very near NYU to meet a friend for a late dinner?

I am looking for recs for restaurants near NYU, north end of Washington Square. I am not a big fan of Babbo or Lupa, was hoping for recs of restuarants somewhere between 5th and 6th Avenue but can wander further afield for a great spot. Cost and cuisine dont really matter--just looking for a good food and good atmosphere to catch up with old friend.

Thanks for any tips.

170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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  1. I guess Otto is off your list too? If you are doing this dinner in a long while, you could do Minetta Tavern- reservations go quickly there.

    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: UnderemployedInNYC

      Minetta Tavern has made it very clear that just plain folks can forget about reserving anything other than 5:30 or after 11 p.m., and those reservations do go quickly.

      Annisa has just reopened. We've never eaten there, but our daughter and son-in-law had dinner there prior to the fire closure. They liked the food and found the quiet atmospherics very pleasant.

      1. re: UnderemployedInNYC

        If Otto is on your list. Definitely go. Great pizza.

      2. Annisa
        Bar Blanc

        13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

        1. Blue Hill
          Il Mulino
          Strip House
          Blue Ribbon Bakery

          9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

          Blue Hill
          75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

          Il Mulino
          86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

          Blue Ribbon Bakery
          33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

          Strip House
          13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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