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Restaurant near Cooper Union

Discerning1 Mar 31, 2011 04:02 PM

Going to a play at the Public Theater on a Thursday night. Any suggestions for a moderately priced but delicious place for an early dinner?

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    harrison RE: Discerning1 Apr 1, 2011 07:32 AM

    The Smith

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    The Smith
    55 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    1. thew RE: Discerning1 Apr 1, 2011 07:38 AM

      caracas arepa bar
      degustation
      pylos
      ippudo
      mamouns

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      Degustation
      239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

      Caracas Arepa Bar
      93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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

      Mamoun's Falafel
      22 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

      Ippudo
      65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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        Discerning1 RE: thew Apr 1, 2011 08:11 AM

        You got me with Ippudo. What's your favorite ramen there?

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        Ippudo
        65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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          thew RE: Discerning1 Apr 1, 2011 08:16 AM

          the Akamaru Modern is my go to, if i want something lighter the Tori Ramen is lovely

          be aware that they don;t take reservations, so you need to show up early. however if you show up early enough on the same day they will have seats for you at a set time, i believe

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        small h RE: Discerning1 Apr 1, 2011 08:41 AM

        Gyu-Kaku and Menkui-Tei are both pretty good, and cheapish. The former is fancier.

        http://www.gyu-kaku.com/ny/eastvillag...
        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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        Gyu-Kaku
        34 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

        Men Kui Tei
        63 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003

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          thew RE: small h Apr 1, 2011 08:45 AM

          menkui tei has a fun quirky menu. generally good, but i have had a clunker or 2 there as well

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            small h RE: thew Apr 1, 2011 08:51 AM

            I've only been there for lunch, and I usually get whatever seafood or vegetable ramen is on special. I've never disliked the food, but the service can be slow and distracted. I'm a sucker for a place with a lot of handwritten signs, generally.

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