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mattbardi Nov 15, 2010 12:38 PM

Friday night, anyone know some good, casual spots for a first date? Just to sit and talk over some drinks....she said she liked area around Columbus Circle so figured around there. Thanks!

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    Bkeats RE: mattbardi Nov 15, 2010 01:12 PM

    Well if you're at Columbus Circle, go on in to the TWC. You've got Stone Rose and if you can get a table by the windows, the view of the park is awesome. On the other hand, if you're really looking to impress, there's the MO Bar in the Madarin Oriental. At night, the view from there is spectacular but it will cost.

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    Stone Rose
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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      owlwoman RE: Bkeats Nov 16, 2010 10:29 AM

      The bar inside the Porterhouse restaurant in the Time Warner building is cozy too, no view though. A little farther North, you have the Empire Hotel, their rooftop bar is open all year round (I believe), and there's indoor space there too.

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        Elizabeth E. RE: owlwoman Nov 16, 2010 12:19 PM

        Another option down the block (W. 58th) is the The LIbrary in The Hudson Hotel.

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        The Library
        356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

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          Hey19 RE: Elizabeth E. Nov 17, 2010 10:00 AM

          Second The library, if things go well, you are already in a hotel - HA!

    2. boredough RE: mattbardi Nov 16, 2010 12:48 PM

      I second Stone Rose - a great choice w/spectacular view.

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      Stone Rose
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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        bronwen RE: mattbardi Nov 17, 2010 08:15 AM

        Star Lounge at Ritz Carlton.

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        Star Lounge
        222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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          Stuartmc910 RE: bronwen Nov 18, 2010 08:17 AM

          I had my first drink "date" at Jean Georges 11 years ago, at the bar, no dining. We've been married for 10 years. So go for it!!

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          Jean Georges
          1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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          UES Mayor RE: mattbardi Nov 19, 2010 02:23 AM

          The Jazz Club in Time Warner!

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            Stuartmc910 RE: UES Mayor Dec 16, 2010 12:41 PM

            LOUD!

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            TooLooseLaTrek RE: mattbardi Dec 16, 2010 01:21 PM

            I've heard the bar at Porterhouse is nice and fairly quiet for a steakhouse,but haven't been myself.Some work friends like it very much.Places I have been that I think would work for a first date are Star Lounge at the Ritz Carlton and the bar/lounge at Southgate(which is in the Essex Hotel).Some restaurants in the area with a nice bar are Quality Meats (West 58th),The bar at the Modern (West 53rd), Ruth's Chris (West 50th), Beacon (West 56th),Piano Due (West 51st),
            Thalia (west 50th).Other options are the various bars at the Plaza Hotel,Hudson Hotel bar and Library,

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            Quality Meats
            57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

            Star Lounge
            222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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              Scotty100 RE: TooLooseLaTrek Dec 17, 2010 12:47 PM

              The bar (and view) at the Mandarin Oriental is stunning.

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              changy RE: mattbardi Dec 17, 2010 01:48 PM

              Robert, on the 9th floor of the museum of art and design has great view. The food is not good though

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                boccalupo RE: mattbardi Dec 17, 2010 02:46 PM

                Ava Lounge or maybe one of the wine bars in upper Hell''s Kitchen.

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                Ava Lounge
                210 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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