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berna Jun 27, 2010 08:38 AM

Need a nice, comfortable, relaxed place to have drinks on Saturday (early evening). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    orthorunner Jun 27, 2010 08:05 PM

    Do you want specifically outdoor on the ground level or is a rooftop OK? Early int he evening, Print at the top of the Ink48 hotel (11th at 48th) is not too busy and has great decor/view. However, their cocktail menu is not particularly expansive, so it also matters whether you are looking for a creative/artisan drink or just looking more for the right atmosphere.

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      Littleman Jun 27, 2010 01:10 PM

      B Bar and Grill is your best bet. It's not W but it's not E either and has a great outdoor garden area.

      B Bar and Grill @ 40 East 4th St., New York, NY 212 - 475 - 2220,

      Tabla has outdoor tables but it's not W but it's not "Far East" either. Bryant Park Grill is the same. Not W but Not "Far E" but very nice.

      Bryant Park Grill @ 25 West 40th St., New York, NY 212 - 840 - 6500.


      Tabla @ 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 212 - 889 - 0667.


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      1. re: Littleman
        bookhound Jun 27, 2010 01:12 PM

        Bowery is pretty far east in my book.

        1. re: bookhound
          Littleman Jun 27, 2010 01:33 PM

          You could be more helpful by suggesting a nice place for the OP with outdoor seating than simply stating where E & W is. Where does E & W start in your book. Bowery can't be more than a block E of Broadway. The gentleman is interested in a nice place with outdoor seating. Surely he won't mind walking a few extra blocks for a nice place to have drinks outside.

          1. re: Littleman
            berna Jun 27, 2010 04:59 PM

            FYI, this gentleman is a gentile woman and by the time you get downtown, B Bar @ E 4th is not that far east. Anyway, thanks for the recs (taking my daughter & the new beau out for drinks).

            1. re: berna
              Bone Thug n Hominy Jun 27, 2010 05:03 PM

              I'm worried about b-bar being the right venue for that. I guess it depends on how early in the evening, but it is generally a disaster on nice weekends.

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        Littleman Jun 27, 2010 12:43 PM

        The Brass Monkey has a nice rooftop bar. Bar Pitti has outside seating but only serves beer/wine.

        Brass Monkey @ 55 Little West 12th St., New York, NY 212 - 675 - 6686.


        Bar Pitti @ 268 6th Ave., New York, NY 212 - 982 - 3300

        Bar Pitti
        268 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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          Littleman Jun 27, 2010 10:08 AM

          What part of town. There are a lot of restaurants/bars with outdoor seating in NYC.

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          1. re: Littleman
            berna Jun 27, 2010 11:35 AM

            oops, sorry bout that. Anywhere on the west side, up or down. Thx

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