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Jan 7, 2012 09:24 AM

Astor Place recommendations for tonight

Friend from Paris is visiting. She doesn't like super casual restaurants. So what would be reasonable in price but not too East Village-y in the Astor Place area? Only time I've been at The Smith for dinner, my eardrums almost burst! But something similar would be great, without all the din.

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  1. I haven't been, but Apiary might work. Or Vandaag, where I have been (I wasn't crazy about it, but the bread and the cocktails were very good).

    60 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    1. Perhaps Prune, Chinatown Brasserie or Hecho en Dumbo, but that depends on what you mean about super casual.

      Chinatown Brasserie
      380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

      54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

      Hecho en Dumbo
      354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: lulumoolah

        Indochine is a nice place for upscale Vietnamese food. Nice atmosphere.

        430 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003