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Heading to Manhattan next weekend and my father-in-law is coming into to town just for the evening. We're looking for a somewhat casual (dress wise - he won't be dressed up and we don't want him to feel uncomfortable) restaurant that still will be a good NYC experience - he isn't overly adventurous with food so there would need to be some old staples available. I wondered if Mas might fit the bill (I've been wanting to try it).

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. What's the budget? Did you look at the Mas menu?

    http://www.masfarmhouse.com/

    I the place very much. I don't think it's a jeans/t-shirt/baseball cap kind of place...what do you mean by casual dress? It's certainly not a jacket/tie kind of place.

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      Guts--I have not been to this place but have been looking to try it. Am curious to hear your thoughts.

    2. I think Mas could be a little too adventurous, unless he particularly likes French cuisine.

      What about Blue Ribbon Bakery right next door? Plenty of simple items like fried chicken, filet, salmon, etc., but still nice-ish.

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      Blue Ribbon Bakery
      33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: loratliff

        I would not call the cuisine at Mas French (although I don't know if it's too "adventurous" for this group).

        From their website:

        "At Mas, Galen combines modern French style, honors classical technique and draws from regional American foods to create a simple, yet elegant New American Cuisine."

      2. Mas is a good choice. I don't think of their food as adventurous at all, though. Even by NYC standards.

        Blue Ribbon is always a good choice - either Bakery or the flagship Brasserie. Huge menu at the latter.

        A few other thoughts:
        Hundred Acres
        10 Downing
        Babbo (maybe you can get on the wait-list for a rezzie)
        Commerce
        Minetta Tavern

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        Babbo
        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

        Minetta Tavern
        113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

        Hundred Acres
        38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

        10 Downing
        10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: sgordon

          Note that Blue Ribbon Brasserie & Blue Ribbon Bakery only take reservations for 5+ people so you may have a long wait ahead of you for a weekend dinner. The Bakery is bigger and has more space so I imagine the wait there will be much shorter.

          For Minetta Tavern, it'll be tough getting a reservation at a good time unless you're a VIP. They typically only offer up slots like 5pm or 10pm.

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          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          Blue Ribbon Brasserie
          97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

          Blue Ribbon Bakery
          33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

        2. Po Home
          Mary's Fish Camp
          Palma
          AOC
          Little Owl

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          Little Owl
          90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

          Mary's Fish Camp
          64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

          AOC
          314 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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          1. re: chaz

            Um, sorry. Po and Home are 2 separate restaurants.

          2. Thanks Everyone for your suggestions - will check them all out and let you know.