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mirandabrooklyn Sep 27, 2011 06:50 PM

I come to town and stay downtown regularly. I am looking for an awesome Bar/food place that is hip and not too expensive. Need not be super trendy just great drinks and great food and fair prices.
I heard of PEOPLE on Allen Street from some friends. They say the short ribs are awesome. I will check it out but would love feedback from all of you.

Any word here? Other suggestions?

  1. coasts Sep 29, 2011 05:09 AM

    Jalapeno Passionfruit Martini at Sunita on Norfolk is a must.

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    Sunita
    106 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002

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      congobongo Sep 28, 2011 01:03 PM

      Your friends are right. I've been to PEOPLE and the short ribs is a must. I would also recommend their specialty drink, called the "firecracker", pretty cool tea infused concoction served in one of those old chinese licquor bottles and meant for 2 or more people. other dishes i love are the salt n pepper shrimp and vietnamese pork sliders.

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      People's Lounge and Bar
      163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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        RCC Sep 28, 2011 06:27 AM

        Not bars, by strict definition, but both these places have more than enough good food to go with good drinks:

        Stanton Social - have good greater than tapas-size dishes with more than decent cocktails menu and areas with a lounge-like ambiance.

        Inoteca - a great place for good-to-very-good Italian small-plates. Good Italian wine list, too, where they sometime have mature/old bottles at surprisingly reasonable prices. Also have a nice small bar portion in the restaurant where 3 or 4 can comfortably park with food and chat with barkeep.

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        Stanton Social
        99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

        'inoteca
        98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

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          uwsister Sep 28, 2011 11:15 PM

          Second both Stanton Social and Inoteca. You know, there are really quite a few decent dishes at Stanton Social. It's not as hip as it used to be, but their food works in a pinch.

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          uwsister Sep 28, 2011 12:05 AM

          Schiller's Liquor Bar would be a good option for you.

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