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Asperges Aug 10, 2011 04:32 PM

I live in LA but I'm from NYC, and get back there a couple of times a year. I'm meeting a friend for dinner on a Sunday night, and would like to try someplace that's opened in the last year or so. Ideally, it'll be on the East Side, 23rd St or below. No seafood joints, no steak places, but otherwise totally open in terms of type of cuisine, and pretty flexible on price (though I obviously don't want to spend, like, Per Se money). It would be nice if it had kind of a casual-chic vibe along the lines of Perbacco or Momofuku Ssam. So, anyone have any ideas?

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    Maialino
    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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      DivGuy Aug 11, 2011 09:56 AM

      I'm not sure how far below 23rd you're planning to travel, but the two places that spring to mind for me are Edi & the Wolf (Ave C near 7th) for Austrian small plates, and Fat Radish (Orchard St near Hester) for gastropub fare.

      My favorite new restaurant on the east side below 23rd is definitely Zabb Elee, for astoundingly flavorful northern Thai, but while it's perfectly clean and the service is good, it doesn't have the kind of hip vibe of a Perbacco or Momofuku, and I think Edi and Fat Radish have that.

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      Perbacco
      234 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009

      Fat Radish
      17 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

      Edi & the Wolf
      102 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

      Zabb Elee
      75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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        fm1963 Aug 10, 2011 06:27 PM

        How about Ciano on 45 East 22nd Street? It opened just nine months ago, though the vibe is less casual and more conservative than Momofuku Ssam Bar. I haven't been to Perbacco.

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        Ciano
        45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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          thegforceny Aug 10, 2011 06:23 PM

          Had written The Dutch then realized didn't meet your location requirements.

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