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Date Place on UWS

Looking for a restaurant (preferably with a bar) that doesn't have to be quiet, but where the noise levels aren't too high (for first date). Also open to "loungy" bar for a drink followed by dinner (but would still like the dinner restaurant to not be noisy). Seems like every wine bar on the UWS is noisy according to reviews. Been to Arte Cafe which I love but it's very noisy. As I remember, Citrus is also noisy.

Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Citrus Bar & Grill
320 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Arte Cafe
106 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023

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  1. The bar at Telepan is quite nice and relatively quiet. You can order food at the bar too.

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    Telepan
    72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

    1. We've enjoyed the bar at The Leopard at Des Artistes. It's tucked in a separate room to the back of the dining room. Great drinks and is a nice spot for conversation (active but not too loud). We haven't had dinner there since the change to the Leopard so others can comment on the food.

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      The Leopard at des Artistes
      1 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023

      1. I'd recommend Cesca - for what you are seeking. and also second the telepan pick.

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        'Cesca
        164 W 75th St, New York, NY 10024

        1. Thank you everyone. In looking at the menus for Telepan and Cesca, they seem a bit high in price. I guess I should have mentioned that it's a first date. My bad.

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          1. re: eldogg

            try Lisca

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            Lisca
            660 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

            1. re: eldogg

              Got it. More reasonable I'd suggest Bistro Cassis in the 70s or if going further up is convenient the Mermaid Inn in the 80s. The wine bar barcibo enoteca on 69th and bwy is a solid date spot for drinks but I've never had the food there so can't say if its good or not. Hope that's helpful.

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              Mermaid Inn
              568 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

              Bistro Cassis
              225 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

              Barcibo
              2020 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

            2. Tolani. 79th and Amsterdam. Great date spot. Good small plates

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              Tolani
              410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024