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Apr 25, 2011 04:37 PM

Need advice on following options for one dinner and one brunch….

Dinner at bar with great/lively atmosphere – price and area not a problem
*Hearth (sit at pass) and then dessert at Minetta Tavern (bar)
*Gotham Bar and Grille

*Locanda Verdi

Drinks at Bunker Club?
Thanks in advance!

Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

The Bunker Club
24 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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  1. i would skip Lavo if you have any interest in a good meal. it might be lively, but i wouldn't pay to eat there. Gotham, on the other hand, has excellent dishes, but it is far from the liveliest place in Manhattan. haven't been to Mailano yet, but did enjoy a great meal at Hearth. i'd probably opt to do dinner at Minetta's bar and dessert maybe at Otto.

    have you looked at Empellon yet?

    403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

    1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    Gotham Bar and Grill
    12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

    39 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

    Empellon Taqueria
    230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

    1. If you can get a decent time slot, I would simply do dinner and dessert at Minetta Tavern. Souffle for two? Heaven.

      Locanda Verde for brunch.

      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013