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OlgaH Jan 7, 2012 09:24 AM

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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    small h Jan 7, 2012 09:41 AM

    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).

    http://www.apiarynyc.com/main.asp?page=menu
    http://www.vandaagnyc.com/

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    Apiary
    60 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    Vandaag
    103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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      lulumoolah Jan 7, 2012 01:35 PM

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

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      Chinatown Brasserie
      380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

      Prune
      54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

      Hecho en Dumbo
      354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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        foodwhisperer Jan 7, 2012 06:34 PM

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

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        Indochine
        430 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

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