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Food at Terroir TriBeCa and Ten Bells?

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I know that the main reason one goes to Terroir and Ten Bells is for the wine. While drinking at these celebrated wine bars, what should one eat?

Thanks in advance.

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Terroir
413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

The Ten Bells
247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. Ten Bells has very nice oysters, and they're only $1 'til 7pm. I also like the crab tartar (which is not raw crab, so it's a stupid name, but whatever) and the octopus salad. Ten Bells is also a good place to try regional cheeses - I think they get everything from Saxelby. That said, the food will not blow you away. It's snack-y food, reasonably priced, to eat while drinking.

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    1. re: small h

      agreed. i've always been happy with the basic stuff, like the empanadas or the serrano. octopus and potatoes are ok too.

    2. I've heard the meatballs at terroir are terrific

      1. I think just about all the food at Terroir is terrific. The meatballs are famous. The sandwiches are fantastic. I love the pork blade steak -- but some might find it too salty.

        (I'm not dissing the stuff I left out -- it's ALL good. This is Marco Conaro. Serious food. Not at all an afterthought.)

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        Terroir
        413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009