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jimnorton Aug 18, 2011 11:00 AM

(not a date)
My niece visits once a year and im short on ideas. Shes done the sushi samba and pastis thing, I'm thinking more LES or Evill. Less sex in the city. Food type not important, no budget ... Just atmsphere and scene.
Thanks

  1. sgordon Aug 19, 2011 09:08 AM

    Most of the above suggestions are good - Public, Stanton Social, Pulino's (though Pulino's strikes me as more touristy than sceney)

    Also: Beauty & Essex, WD-50, Balthazar (also touristy, but also NYC-sceney), Momofuku Ssam Bar (or Noodle Bar)

    Venturing further West... Morimoto could be fun (skip the sushi though, stick to the composed dishes), Babbo if you can get an elusive reservation.

    Asia de Cuba is more of a "midtown" scene, I wouldn't take an 18-year-old there. Beter to stick to below 14th St, IMHO.

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    WD-50
    50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

    Babbo
    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Stanton Social
    99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

    Balthazar
    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Asia de Cuba
    237 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

    Morimoto
    88 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Public
    210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

    Pulino's
    282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    Beauty & Essex
    146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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      nycfoodiee Aug 18, 2011 05:49 PM

      What about Rubirosa?

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      Rubirosa
      235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: nycfoodiee
        Motosport Aug 19, 2011 07:11 AM

        Asia de Cuba seems right. Also, Stanton Social for LES.

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        Stanton Social
        99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

        Asia de Cuba
        237 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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          H Manning Aug 19, 2011 07:17 AM

          I'm assuming the OP's niece is visiting in the next few weeks. If she's visiting in the fall, the OP should be aware that Asia de Cuba is closing in October.

          http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/...

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          Asia de Cuba
          237 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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        AubWah Aug 18, 2011 03:43 PM

        i would stick to the sushi samba (multiple locations) and pastis thing or try uncle zhou in elmhurst

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        SushiSamba 7
        87 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

        SushiSamba Park
        245 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10003

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          Simon Aug 18, 2011 05:54 PM

          AubWah, the OP requested new places to go, so why suggest going back to the same ones (w/ the addition of Chinese place in Queens which fits none of the OP's criteria)...?...

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            AubWah Aug 19, 2011 06:14 AM

            "atmosphere and scene" by my interpretation are abundant at UZ.

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              kathryn Aug 19, 2011 06:37 AM

              Where "scene" = trendy, beautiful young people (or people who think they are trendy and beautiful and young)?

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          kathryn Aug 18, 2011 12:14 PM

          When is this meal? I assume it's dinner? For "sceney" on the Lower East Side-ish, Pulino's, maybe? Public? Stanton Social?

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          Stanton Social
          99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

          Public
          210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

          Pulino's
          282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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            Simon Aug 18, 2011 03:09 PM

            I like the Pulino's idea. Maybe there, then to DBGB for dessert.

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            DBGB
            299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

            Pulino's
            282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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              jimnorton Aug 19, 2011 06:48 AM

              Public or Stanton social is perfect, thanks. Who the hell suggested going to elmhurst? Really?

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                thegforceny Aug 19, 2011 08:45 AM

                (Elmhurst!? I thought that was funny too!) If she is more hipster, I recommend The Dutch. Cool, eclectic crowd. Lively scene.

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                The Dutch
                131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

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