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First date suggestions: E 50s and 60s

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asgaynor Aug 28, 2011 06:43 PM

Looking for suggestions for a first date in the East 50s or 60s. This is a "drinks" date, so a place with drinks that maybe also had some bar bites/tapas/etc., would be perfect. Cocktails and wine preferred over beer.

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    asgaynor Aug 31, 2011 08:13 PM

    Great suggestions; thanks hounds

    1. Toot Aug 30, 2011 08:09 AM

      I like Fig&Olive, there is one in the 50s and one in the 60s.

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        taboo Aug 30, 2011 07:21 AM

        I agree with Le Colonial upstairs. Sooo many places in that area... You can also go to Opia or to Merchants downstairs. David Burke Townhouse has a nice bar area and you can go next door to Brio for dinner.

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        Le Colonial
        149 E. 57th St, New York, NY 10022

        Opia
        130 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

        1. Delucacheesemonger Aug 29, 2011 05:22 AM

          If coffee would work, Nespresso was my first date of choice. Madison in low sixties, very comfortable chairs and plenty of room to talk quietly.

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            thegforceny Aug 29, 2011 08:36 AM

            The brightly lit, half retail shop? No way....

            And OP says nothing about it being a coffee date.

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              Delucacheesemonger Aug 29, 2011 08:43 AM

              Instead of merely criticizing a responder, suggest something, answer the question!

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                thegforceny Aug 29, 2011 08:50 AM

                Sure... Upstairs at Le Colonial, PJ Clarkes, Accademia di Vino, Bottega del Vino...

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                Bottega Del Vino
                7 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

                P.J. Clarke's
                915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

                Le Colonial
                149 E. 57th St, New York, NY 10022

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            cortez Aug 29, 2011 03:14 AM

            You might consider the Monkey Bar, 60 E 54th St in the Elysee Hotel. Www.monkeybarnewyork.com. It's a classic New York place from the 40s/50s that has been recently updated. Bar plus full restaurant. Cozy, clubby and retro cool decor. Vanity Fair hot spot.

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            Monkey Bar
            60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

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