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drjane Jan 1, 2011 04:52 PM

We are meeting a friend who sings at the Met after the performance of Traviata next Wed (1/5). Need suggestions for somewhere nearby with small plates/grazing/bar food and drink; prefer something in the "reasonable for Manhattan" price range (maybe $30 or so per person plus tax and tip). Thinking about Bar Boulud--any comments?

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    yebo Jan 1, 2011 05:16 PM

    IMO, you have to be careful to get away w/ $30 there. Check prices on menupages and see if it will work for you.

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      Marine Engineer Jan 1, 2011 08:28 PM

      Graffit is pretty good. 69th Street east of Broadway. Fit's your parameters.

      141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

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        scotty27 Jan 2, 2011 03:45 AM

        I love Bar Boulud. You can do it for $30 if, as noted, you're careful. Nearby, at the bar: Marea. Or just below Columbus Circle: Blue Ribbon Sushi. Or: bar at Picholine. Or: Nougatine.

        Blue Ribbon Sushi
        119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

        35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

        Bar Boulud
        1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

        240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

        1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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          drjane Jan 2, 2011 06:16 PM

          Do we need a res at Boulud for 1030 or so on a Tuesday?

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            orthorunner Jan 2, 2011 07:15 PM

            What time, and for how many? Bar Boulud is a popular post-performance spot, for good reason. During the summer, it is not as difficult to get a table, as they have a lot of tables outside. In the winter, though, it is probably smarter to make a reservation. You could always make it for a little later than you think you might make it, and if you get there early, just have a drink while waiting for a table. If you share a bottle and then get some small plates, $45 a piece should not be a problem. The charcuterie is particularly good.

            Bar Boulud
            1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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          drjane Jan 2, 2011 06:14 PM

          After looking at some menus, I'm realizing we'll have to go somewhat higher (say, $45), which is OK--location is important.

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            rrems Jan 2, 2011 07:24 PM

            I hesitated to say anything earlier because I did not see how you could do even a simple meal for $30 at Bar Boulud, and could not think of anything else to recommend. With a higher budget, you will be able to do Boulud, and I think that is still the best choice. Definitely make a res, it gets extremely busy.

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              gutsofsteel Jan 3, 2011 04:03 AM

              Bar Boulud is a good choice.

              Bar Boulud
              1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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              XerxesAB Jan 3, 2011 09:30 AM

              Salumeria Rosi is perfect so long as you don't have a large group. They have small plates, priced very reasonably and will fit in your budget and the food is delicious.

              Salumeria Rosi
              283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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