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bklynkat Jan 30, 2011 08:36 AM

My husband and I will be entertaining virtual strangers (long dumb story) on Thursday night. We have no idea about their cuisine dislikes, so we're thinking standard domestic fare,somewhat trendy, not too pricey. Our preferences are LES or East Village (midpoint between the two of us).

Thank you!

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  1. loratliff RE: bklynkat Jan 30, 2011 10:52 AM

    What about Peels? I've had a few good meals there. Trendy without being over the top or outrageously priced, and location is perfect. You could also do Freemans (although I don't think their dinner is as good as Peels), Goat Town, Northern Spy, DBGB, etc.

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      foodyum RE: loratliff Jan 30, 2011 11:23 AM

      The orchard.

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        orthorunner RE: loratliff Jan 30, 2011 06:27 PM

        Goat Town would be a great option; while it is not overly risky in terms of cuisine, it is well-prepared and should be able to be enjoyed by foodies and potential-non-foodies alike. The decor is hipster (it would fit well in Brooklyn) and it is not too pricy.

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        Goat Town
        511 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009

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        Blumie RE: bklynkat Jan 30, 2011 11:32 AM

        DBGB is a good combo of trendy and an extensive menu where everyone should be able to find a choice that pleases them.

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        DBGB
        299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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          jbone RE: bklynkat Jan 30, 2011 03:49 PM

          what about Jane or Stanton Social?

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          Stanton Social
          99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

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            loratliff RE: jbone Jan 30, 2011 04:46 PM

            Jane isn't East Village or LES.

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            carub RE: bklynkat Jan 30, 2011 05:32 PM

            inoteca or Stanton Social

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            Stanton Social
            99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

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              mboxermd RE: bklynkat Feb 2, 2011 02:13 PM

              Hearth, Pylos and Barbone are some of my favorites

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              Barbone
              186 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

              Pylos
              128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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