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Recommendation wanted: UWS, "not too edgy," not too expensive

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sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 06:12 AM

Hello all,

Looking for a restaurant recommendation on the Upper West Side (or close-by) for 5-person family dinner (including an 89 year old!). Nothing "too edgy", preferably in the Italian/French/American genre. For a price point, Dovetail is a bit expensive.

Many thanks!

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    uniqueusername RE: sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 06:21 AM

    Telepan?

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    Telepan
    72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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      scotty27 RE: uniqueusername Mar 7, 2011 06:36 AM

      You read my mind! I was gonna say Telepan. OK, what number am I thinking of?

      www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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        sdmarcus RE: uniqueusername Mar 7, 2011 06:51 AM

        Thanks! Telepan is a smidgen on the expensive side, but well-suited for this kind of meal.

        Welcoming other thoughts as well!

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        Telepan
        72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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          scotty27 RE: sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 07:07 AM

          Bar Boulud or PJ Clarke's (cost factor).

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          Bar Boulud
          1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      2. strangemd RE: sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 06:51 AM

        Might also consider Ouest

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        Ouest
        2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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          H Manning RE: strangemd Mar 7, 2011 06:56 AM

          Second Ouest.

          Gennaro is also good.

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          Ouest
          2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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          Stella_Blue RE: sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 07:35 AM

          Celeste? Very cozy little Italian place, consistently great food, but quite popular and it doesn't take reservations. I usually go early-ish (pre-7pm) and don't have a problem being seated.

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            kelea RE: Stella_Blue Mar 7, 2011 07:51 AM

            I love Celeste but I wouldn't take my 89 yr old grand ma there. It's really cramped and noisy and sometimes you just don't know about the wait. No rezzies make it an issue too.

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            uwsgrazer RE: sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 08:13 AM

            Bistro Cassis.

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            Bistro Cassis
            225 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

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              msny98 RE: sdmarcus Mar 7, 2011 08:50 AM

              Tame price points (though not cheap), 89 year old suitable (but not boring) and pretty good Italian

              Scaletta
              Spiga

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              Spiga
              200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

              Scaletta
              50 West 77th St., New York, NY 10024

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