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Jan 6, 2011 04:18 PM

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

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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  1. 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.

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

    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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

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    1. re: edwardspk

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

      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      1. re: kathryn

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

        Cookshop might also work.

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

      43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

      1. thank you all.. that sounds perfect.. Karen