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Where to go and get best mussels (think Brussels) and still have a broad enough menu for others

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So - we will be in MidTown next Saturday - but can get around the City.

SO, CH's..the mission is, if you are ready to accept it

I am looking for a lovely bowl of steaming mussels in a splendidly herby wine sauce.....while the menu is broad enough to satisfy the rest of the crew I will be with.

Sides of wonderfully crusty bread to sop up the sauce would be a plus.

Here's hoping we can get a recommendation!

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    1. Markt

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      Markt
      676 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: rrems

        La Sirene

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        La Sirene
        558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

        1. re: drumwine

          Petit Abeille (sp?) I've only been to the one in (near?) Chelsea but the food was very nice, simple, and everyone was able to find something yummy on the menu.

          1. re: lovessushi

            second petite abeille, they have a couple locations and classic mussels as well as a couple other more interesting flavors. Have a decent menu for the rest of the party who doesn't want mussels.

          2. re: drumwine

            +1

            la sirene has the best food by far (imo) of all the restaurants mentioned here. its in tribeca tho, so if youd prefer another location, the others are solid options. also la sirene is byob and TINY so reservations will definitely be necessary

        2. Great list CH's!
          Now I have to pick.....wonder if I need a rez for evening of 1/1? What say you?

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          1. +2 on La Sirene
            Robust selection of mussels dishes + other very good dishes.
            Fyi, it's BYO only.

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            La Sirene
            558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

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            1. re: RCC

              not to mention cash only....no credit cards

            2. Resto?

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              Resto
              111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016