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Restaurant near McSorley's

My husband and I are taking some friends to McSorley's this weekend for some drinks but would like to do dinner before. Are there any good restaurants nearby? I'm 8 months pregnant so prefer something pretty close, but a short cab ride would work too. Something noteworthy but not ridiculously expensive? Husband not a fan of Asian or Indian food. Our guests are from Charleston and know good food. TIA

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McSorley's Old Ale House
15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I like Hearth on E. 12th St. but I"m not sure what "not ridiculously expensive" means for you. Can you give us an idea of what you'd like to spend, including tax, tip, and wine at the restaurant?

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      I agree on Hearth but, if that's a bit too much or too far, there's Belcourt (2nd Ave off E.4th St) for lamb burgers, bone marrow and other well made "stuff".

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      Belcourt
      84 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

    2. There are a lot of great restaurants nearby but not all of them take reservations which might be an issue on a Friday or Saturday night (I assume you realize you may also need to wait to get into McSorley's after dinner).

      How large is your group? How far are you comfortable walking? How much are you comfortable spending?

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      McSorley's Old Ale House
      15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: kathryn

        Is Casa Mono nearby? Though might be a squeeze for a pregnant woman!

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        Casa Mono
        52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: MMRuth

          That's a bit of a long walk for a pregnant woman! McSorley's is on East 7th, just off 3rd Ave, by Cooper Union.

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          McSorley's Old Ale House
          15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

          1. re: kathryn

            Oops -- I was thinking of another bar!!

      2. You might want to try Mara's Homemade on E 6th St. It's down home New Orleans style cooking that your Southern friends will enjoy.

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        Mara's Homemade
        342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: Motosport

          I am actually going here tonight. Any Recos?

        2. Thanks for all the replies so far. We're looking to spend around $18-$30 per entree. I think I'm leaning towards Belcourt so far. We'll be a party of 4 for Thursday night, so hopefully it will be a little less difficult getting a table than Fri or Sat.

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          Belcourt
          84 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: nmurawsk

            Apiary is 6 blocks away and takes reservations. I know they have a $35 prix fixe menu on Thursdays, so that might work.

            1. re: kathryn

              I would second Apiary! Great food and a great experience. Last time was with a pregnant woman too oddly enough.

          2. Around that area:

            Jimmy's No. 43 is right down the block as is Caracas Arepa Bar. Degustation is on 5th, DBGB on Bowery, Bianca on Bleecker and Aroma Kitchen and Wine Bar on 4th.

            I'd do Aroma or Jimmy's...

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            Jimmy's No. 43
            43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: sjjn

              Jimmy's and DBGB were going to be my recommendations as well.

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              DBGB
              299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003