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The House - 121 East 17th Street

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Lillinonah Jun 2, 2011 02:10 PM

Has anyone been there in awhile - thinking of taking my wife their for her birthday dinner. If not there - any other suggestions.

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The House
121 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

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    foodyum Aug 29, 2011 06:35 PM

    thanks all. I guess the consensus is to stick to drinks.

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      NYCFOODE Aug 29, 2011 01:54 PM

      I would not recommend that place for food. Ambiance is very cute as mentioned, but there are so many better places in that price range. If you're looking in that neighborhood specifically Maialino might be a better pick.

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      Maialino
      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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        hungrycomposer Aug 28, 2011 09:03 PM

        It's charming, a little too charming for me. I went for drinks and got a snarky waitress. The place is cute but there's not quite enough space, so you bump or get bumped. Wasn't there long enough to try the food.

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          hungrycomposer Aug 29, 2011 03:00 PM

          btw I don't mind getting bumped at Prune, for example, because the food is worth it!

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          foodyum Aug 28, 2011 08:06 AM

          Had drinks there and it was really nice looking. Any recent comments on food? Not much on chowhound.

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            Simon Jun 2, 2011 06:50 PM

            i'm curious what others say about The House too...i've never been: it looks cute, but a trusted friend told me it's great for drinks but that the food is atrocious...but how long ago she went, what she had, i have no idea...it's very close to my new home, so i'd be delighted to hear anything about it...

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              ellenost Jun 3, 2011 06:55 AM

              My sister had dinner there about a year (or two) ago. She didn't think the food was anything special. Hasn't returned.

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              yebo Jun 2, 2011 04:55 PM

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