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Saturday night with no reservations..where do you go that doesnt blow the bank?

Heading to NYC this weekend for the first time...I have tons of restaurants on my to eat at list and reservations at Babbo and Sushi Yasuda for Thur/Fri nights but alas nothing for Saturday. Thinking about heading out for tapas (Boqueria) and then a late night slice (Artichoke or Lombardi's), but curious if anyone has any recommendations for a place my boyfriend and I could actually get a table at on Saturday.

Looking for a loud place with great food and drink to be had. Preferably not meat centric as my BF is pescetarian. Thanks!!

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Sushi Yasuda
204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

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  1. Millesime is a fish/seafood-centric French brasserie. Delicious food, good service, and attractive decor. The dining room is on the second level. In the downstairs bar/lounge, there is live band music which is so LOUD, it can be heard upstairs. A quick check of OpenTable shows availability in the dining room for this Saturday. You can also eat in the lounge.

    Millesime photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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    Millesime
    92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

    1. I would actually call or email Txikito for a reservation as I find their tapas to be slightly better than Boqueria and unlike Boqueria, they take reservations. But because they're NOT on OpenTable and only started taking reservations a little while ago, it's fairly easy to get in. There's plenty of fish and shellfish dishes on the menu as well.

      http://www.txikitonyc.com/menus/dinne...

      Additionally, Fedora only takes same day reservations so you might get lucky there. But it might be a bit too meat centric for you guys.

      BTW, Lombardi's only does whole pies, not slices. For a slice joint I would recommend Joe's. Actually there's a Greenwich Village Artichoke nearby Joe's, so you could actually hit up both.

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      Boqueria
      53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

      Joe's Pizza
      7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

      Lombardi's
      32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

      Fedora
      239 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

      Txikito
      240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

      Artichoke
      111 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

      1. if you do not have a rez for boqueria on a SAt night be prepared to wait an hour for a seat

        1. John Dory Oyster Bar. You can get a couple of small plates that pack a lot of flavor. And they also have a great seasonal cocktail menu. Loud and good vibe. Def check it out.

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          The John Dory Oyster Bar
          1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

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          1. re: goldrush

            The John Dory only takes reservations for guests of the Ace Hotel where it is located. The OP was searching for "a place my boyfriend and I could actually get a table at on Saturday" I thought.

          2. Hotel griffou will take care of you.