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Chelsea or around there.. Thursday night. no reservation needed

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butterbutt Jan 6, 2011 04:18 PM

Hi we will be coming in by plane and I hate the pressure of a reservation that first night.. Where can we walk to and get a table.. or at least call an hour before or so.. A very nice casual meal. maybe $175-200 a couple.. nice atmosphere,interesting.. tasty. Happy to walk 15 blocks or so.. thanks!!

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    edwardspk Jan 6, 2011 05:45 PM

    I've always enjoyed Red Cat. There's also Colicchio & Sons. You're likely to be able to get into both with an hour or so notice. You could also try your luck sitting at the bar at Scarpetta, but that could be iffy, depending on what time you might be able to arrive.

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    Red Cat
    227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Colicchio & Sons
    85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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      kathryn Jan 6, 2011 07:33 PM

      Scarpetta is a good call--in addition to dining at the bar, the tables in the front are for walk in patrons.

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      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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        gutsofsteel Jan 6, 2011 07:43 PM

        Trestle on Tenth has seating at the bar. It's a lovely place, delightful menu and wine list. 24th 10th.

        Cookshop might also work.

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      rrems Jan 7, 2011 06:28 AM

      I would try Nuela (24th and 6th). It's big enough that you should be able to get in without advance reservation.

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      Nuela
      43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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        butterbutt Jan 7, 2011 04:27 PM

        thank you all.. that sounds perfect.. Karen

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