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Quiet, private restaurant in Chelsea area

Helen71 Oct 20, 2010 06:53 PM

Last minute help.... I'm looking for a nice restaurant for two in the Chelsea area, where two people can sit and talk close together, for Thursday night. My guest isn't a fan of Asian or Indian cuisine; anything else fine. Thanks so much!

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  1. 280 Ninth RE: Helen71 Oct 20, 2010 07:19 PM

    Lots of possibilities, among them Klee Brasserie, Blossom (if you like vegetarian), Trestle on Tenth, Suenos (pan-Latin), La Luncheonette, Gascogne....that should be enough to get yu started.

    Trestle on Tenth
    242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

    311 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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      boredough RE: 280 Ninth Oct 27, 2010 07:01 PM

      I thinik La Luncheonette is closed.....sadly

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        Blumie RE: boredough Oct 28, 2010 01:04 PM

        I am not aware that La Lunchonette (note the correct spelling) is closed. Neither menupages nor Zagat -- both of which are pretty good about keeping on top of these things -- shows it as closed. I just tried to call and got a message indicating that they are open for lunch and dinner every day and offering the opportunity to leave a message to reserve a table.

        La Lunchonette
        130 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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      yippee1999 RE: Helen71 Oct 21, 2010 09:11 AM

      I second Blossom if you're willing to do vegetarian (although....I thought it was vegan? but maybe I'm wrong..). Either way Blossom food is awesome and nice somewhat romantic ambiance...

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        michelleats RE: Helen71 Oct 27, 2010 10:13 PM

        I don't know what the reservation situation is like post Michelin star, but Del Posto may be a good bet. Pre-MIchelin star, this was a good restaurant to go to for an intimate meal.

        Another possibility is Gascogne. The food is hit or miss, but the atmosphere is absolutely charming.

        Del Posto
        85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

        158 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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          Elizabeth E. RE: Helen71 Oct 28, 2010 04:59 AM

          Another possibility is Sagaponock Grill (22nd off Fifth). The tables in the back, away from the bar, or upstairs on the mezzanine are good for quiet conversation.

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