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Day After Thanksgiving--Thinking of Locanda Verde, Thoughts?

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Greetings:

My bi-annual trip to NYC coming up...considering I will probably be stuffed from Thanksgiving, last thing I want is a steak or hearty dinner the following evening. After reviewing this board, I'm thinking pasta might be the way to go for dinner on Friday night and I've seen lots of positive reviews for Locanda Verde.....thinking of tieing in a cocktail before and after dinner and was wondering if you could help me select between Rayuela, James Brown House (Ear Inn bar) and Buddha Bar....all 3 seem to be within a mile or two and/or a short 10 minute cab ride...like this itineray or do you have other suggestions?....I have come up with this revised itinerary under the assumption I've got no chance of getting a bar seat for 2 as a standby at Rao's the day after Thanksgiving. Many thanks.

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Rayuela
165 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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  1. You can walk into LV and dine at the bar. There may be a short wait for seats. Hopefully not too bad. They have great cocktails, too.

    Afterwards, grab a drink at Ward 3, Silver Lining, or Weather Up.

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    Ward III
    111 Reade St, New York, NY 10013

    Weather Up
    159 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

    Silver Lining
    75 Murray St, New York, NY 10007

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks for those suggestions.....a friend of mine also recommended (in a different area--Flatiron) grabbing a cocktail at the Ace Hotel lobby bar and mentioned there are plenty of speakasy bars in Chinatown (though he could not name any) that you would never know existed from the street.

    2. If you don't already have rezzies I'd probably skip it entirely. With so many people off from work that day (not to mention the day after Thanksgiving). It will undoubtedly be a madhouse.