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Restaurant for dinner - walking distance from 5th Av and E 65th

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Tracyyyy Apr 24, 2011 10:57 PM

Any suggestions for something in very close walking distance for a Friday night dinner? Thank you!

  1. beaulieu Apr 24, 2011 11:00 PM

    Rouge-Tomate.

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    Rouge Tomate
    10 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

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      City Kid Apr 25, 2011 07:19 AM

      I have eaten at Rouge Tomate a couple of times and have found the food quite dull and expensive for what it is...and tiny portions. The service was also a bit stiff for my taste. Pretty surroundings, though. I also like Park Avenue Spring. I've only been once, but found L'Absinthe (on 67th btw. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) a charming bistro.

    2. ellenost Apr 25, 2011 05:40 AM

      Park Avenue Spring on E. 63 St. and Park Ave.

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      Park Avenue Cafe
      100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021

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        RGR Apr 25, 2011 07:04 AM

        Daniel, on E. 65th, b/t Madison & Park (one block from 5th)

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          snowcone Apr 25, 2011 08:01 AM

          Not sure if you want really high end which of course would be Daniel, but if you are looking for a more casual neighborhood spot, I would suggest Bistro Chat Noir. They are known for a great burger, but are much more than that. I have had wonderful Filet of Sole there as well as some beef dishes. It is quite casual and a very nice neighborhood choice.
          Located on 22 E. 66th Street
          www.bistrochatnoir.com

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            Tracyyyy Apr 25, 2011 08:08 AM

            thank you so much! would they be ok with having kids there (well behaved kids ages 5 and 7)? this place sounds great!

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              snowcone Apr 25, 2011 08:20 AM

              It's a great casual place and I think kids would be fine. I noticed their Easter Brunch menu had a special price for children, so I assume they welcome kids. Also a few outdoor tables, which would provide another seating option.
              I think you will really like it!

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                snowcone Apr 25, 2011 09:50 AM

                Just another add on. I stayed at the Surrey Hotel this past weekend. Located on 20 E. 76th Street. The concierge had typed up a list of kid friendly places.
                "Eating with kids options" - Serafina, Bella Blue, Atlantic Grill, American Girl Place, Shun Lee Cafe for Dim Sum or Chinatown Brasserie.
                He also recommended some shows for kids - Wicked, Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Addams Family. Also Madagascar Live at Radio City or Harry Potter at Discovery Times Square. (Sorry to go off topic regarding restaurants)

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                Chinatown Brasserie
                380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

                American Girl Cafe
                609 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017

                Atlantic Grill
                49 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

              2. re: snowcone
                MMRuth Apr 25, 2011 07:36 PM

                Kids are definitely fine at Bistro Chat Noir.

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