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West Village - quick and early dinner before concert

rmbelson Jan 2, 2012 08:28 AM

Have to be at the Blue Note at 7:15 next Sunday to get a good table -- and want a good, not too expensive bite beforehand. Wife is non-meat eater -- fish OK, wine with dinner is preferable. But we probably won't get to our table much before 6. Is this possible? Prefer non-Italian, but love all kinds of ethnic food, southern cooking. I was thinking something like Mama's Food Shop -- but it's too far east. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    rmbelson Jan 11, 2012 07:06 PM

    We ended up going to dinner after the show at Prune. Completely great. I had grilled shrimp app plus greens and shared a radicchio/endive salad with my wife. Had the olive oil cake for dessert. And a tasty Gigondas to drink while we ate. Thanks to all posters.

    54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

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      metaphora Jan 3, 2012 12:24 PM

      Snack Taverna is close by, plenty of vegetarian small plates, and I often order their vegetarian entree even though I'm a meat eater because it's so freaking good.

      Snack Taverna
      63 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

      1. coasts Jan 2, 2012 08:04 PM

        Keste could work, but you'd need a back up plan in case there's a line. Hundred Acres is close and okay.

        Hundred Acres
        38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

        Keste Pizza & Vino
        271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        1. more pickles please Jan 2, 2012 07:27 PM

          Kin Shop is close and very good. Also Mary's Fish Camp, which is a bit farther.

          Mary's Fish Camp
          64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

          Kin Shop
          469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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          1. re: more pickles please
            kathryn Jan 2, 2012 07:33 PM

            Mary's is closed Sundays.

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            eeee Jan 2, 2012 10:58 AM

            Time it right and you can get in a quick run to ino at 21 Bedford. Plenty of non-meat dishes and the wine certainly won't be a problem!

            21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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              kathryn Jan 2, 2012 08:54 AM

              Blue Ribbon Bakery is pretty close.

              Blue Ribbon Bakery
              33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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