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starving Feb 21, 2011 02:39 PM

For a date, good food, quiet, and serves light beer.

  1. sgordon Feb 23, 2011 06:28 AM

    Savoy was ranked one of the "Ten Quietest Restaurants in America" by some magazine or other recently. Good date spot, too, especially if you're seated near the fireplace. Food is excellent, not sure what's on their beer list, though.

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    Savoy
    70 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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      gutsofsteel Feb 23, 2011 08:58 AM

      Savoy is also what I was going to suggest.

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        RGR May 16, 2011 12:28 PM

        Note that Savoy is also closing -- on June 16. The chef/owner, Peter Hoffman, intends to reopen in the fall with a new name and concept, both as yet undetermined. We've never been. Perhaps, we'll try it before it shutters.

        http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/after-two-decades-savoy-to-close/

        ETA: The website is "under construction." Menupages has a listing of beers and ciders (Scroll down): http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/savoy/menu

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          aguy239 May 18, 2011 06:08 AM

          Big recommendation for Savoy. One of the best rooms in the city (I prefer upstairs). One of its staples is good beer, both on tap and by the bottle, so you should be fine on that score.

          So sad that it is closing, but happy to know that the indefatigable Peter (he of the bike and the farmer's market) will be back with something new.

          Sean

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            unionsquareyes May 19, 2011 12:39 PM

            Noooooooo! We love Savoy :(

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          Mlm2011 Feb 22, 2011 01:56 PM

          Raoul's and Kittichai both meet the first two requirements. Not sure about the last though.

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          Raoul's
          180 Prince St., New York, NY 10012

          Kittichai
          60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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            pauliface Feb 21, 2011 05:11 PM

            Omen

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            Omen
            113 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

            1. coasts Feb 21, 2011 02:52 PM

              Woo Lae Oak is kind of a sexy place in Soho. I haven't been in a while, but I remember the tables being partitioned with fabric. The light beer comment gave me pause, but they actually have Kirin Light.

              There's always Mercer Kitchen, but I wouldn't describe it as quiet.

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              Woo Lae Oak
              148 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

              Mercer Kitchen
              99 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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                H Manning May 16, 2011 12:02 PM

                Woo Lae Oak is closing at the end of the month, due to lease problems.

                http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/05/...

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                Woo Lae Oak
                148 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

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                  uwsister May 16, 2011 12:32 PM

                  Oh no! I actually like Woo Lae Oak. Food is good if you don't think of it as Korean. Plus the waiters are usually awfully cute. Definitely a good atmosphere for a date.

                  I can't say I really understand your link though? What is that about?

                  BTW Kittichai is also date-appropriate. Last time I was there (a while ago) food didn't match the ambiance, but I think I've read here that they have a new chef and their food has improved since.

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                  Kittichai
                  60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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                    H Manning May 16, 2011 12:36 PM

                    Oops, I fixed the link!

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                  unionsquareyes May 19, 2011 12:39 PM

                  Raoul's is the best. You may want to check on the light beer thing, and I think they may be cash only. I never get tired of that place.

                  http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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