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Anything open today (on July 4th)?

Nick F. Jul 4, 2010 08:08 AM

So, excuse my ignorance. But I'm in Soho, though I can go anywhere below 14th St. I like good food (though everyone made fun of me for going to Wo Hop :p). Mostly though, I'm just looking for some good place that's open below 14th St today for any/every meal. I'm a bachelor, so I ain't cooking.

Help me, humble hounds. Help me.

Wo Hop
17 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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    Littleman RE: Nick F. Jul 4, 2010 08:24 AM

    Sit outdoors. Have a cold drink. Enjoy the weather. Good luck. Open today and tomorrow.

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

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      RGR RE: Nick F. Jul 4, 2010 09:15 AM

      I can't speak to the quality of the food at bbar, suggested by out-of-towner Littleman, since I've never been there. He does like good food, though, so if he's been there and can vouch for it....

      Cercle Rouge, on W. B'way, in Tribeca, is a French brasseries we like a lot. Delicious food, good wine list, friendly service, and very nice ambiance. A quick check of OpenTable shows they are open today.

      Photos of our most recent dinner at Cercle Rouge here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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        bookhound RE: RGR Jul 4, 2010 09:39 AM

        B Bar was never known for their food or drinks. It was a trendy spot 5 to 10 years ago. I went for business drinks once a long time ago and it really wasn't anything to recommend. These days it seems only popular for their gay night on Tuesdays, otherwise I never hear anyone talk about it.

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          RGR RE: bookhound Jul 4, 2010 11:18 AM

          Thanks for that info, bookhound.

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            gutsofsteel RE: bookhound Jul 4, 2010 12:20 PM

            B Bar is a past-its-prime B&T bar with overpriced mediocre drinks and lousy food. Avoid.

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          clembeauchamp RE: Nick F. Jul 4, 2010 12:30 PM

          Check out opentable.com to get a sense of what's open and available today. You can search by neighborhood.

          1. Nick F. RE: Nick F. Jul 5, 2010 04:20 AM

            Thanks everyone. I ended up at two downscale places: Cowgirl for Lunch (ok, but filling/hangover-killing) and Main Noodle House for dinner (excellent). My only complaints about my dinner there were 1. too many green peppers in my Spicy Basil Chicken and 2. not enough rice per dish. Otherwise, it was unexpectedly good open for a July 4th.

            Also, almost went to 10 Downing, which was open, for Brunch before I decided on Cowgirl. Figured the C-girl would be cheaper and it's more familiar. Guess I'm not much of a hound when I have a hangover... Any-hoot, gracias!

            -Nick F.

            Main Noodle House
            1011 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018

            10 Downing
            10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

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