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Mar 5, 2012 12:18 PM

where to go after art opening

I want to take my art dealer , his wife, and my husband out for dinner. Soho or West Village prefered.
I was thinking Annissa but afraid that might break the bank. The Dutch or Lyon possibilities too. I need a quiet and comfortable room, and a menu that offers variety. The group ranges from very sophisticated about food to not so.

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  1. Recette would fit the bill for the food, the food is better than Lyon, I'm not so sure if I would call it a comfortable room. It's Ok but a bit loud and tables are close to each other . If your group wanted seafood, i would recommend Aqua Grill, but you say variety. There is no variety there, but the room is comfortable. The Gotham has good food and a comfortable room, it's old, but still good. Babbo might be another good choice ..

    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

    210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    Gotham Bar and Grill
    12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

    328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

    118 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

    1. I adore Recette and like Babbo... but both dining rooms are pretty much the exact opposite of quiet. The Dutch is also *extremely* loud.

      For quiet and comfortable + a menu that pleases a wide range of diners, Blue Ribbon Bakery would be my choice. There's everything from classic comfort food (great fried chicken!) to terrines and offal. They do have a slightly annoying reservations policy (nothing for groups of fewer than six, I think), but if you go on a weeknight, you shouldn't have any difficulty getting a table quickly.

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

      1. Perilla offers food that is approachable to some while offering plenty for foodies. I wouldn't say it's as quiet as, say, a bistro on the UES, but as far as the West Village/Soho go, it's relatively quiet as it still seems to fly under the radar a bit. (I'd rather keep it that way, personally)

        9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

        1. If you want something comfortable and not super-adventurous but still delicious, I would recommend Mas Farmhouse.

          It's a bit more upscale feeling than some of the other suggestions here. Kind of comparable to a West Village-ish Gramercy Tavern. It is priced similarly to Anissa, though, with entrees in the $30 range.

          I do really like Blue Ribbon Bakery and Perilla, but Mas is more "special occasion" to me. Depends on what you want.

          Mas (Farmhouse)
          39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014

          1. How about Hundred Acres? Had dinner there recently and the food and servce was very good with a really expansive (New American) menu that would suit almost everyone. I also had dined at Lyon just last week and thought the food was good to very good but not great, but very friendly service as well.

            I would consider the noise level convivial at both places. The bar at Hundred Acres shares space w/ the dining room, in Lyon is on the opposite side of the dining room so the noise is less polluted. However, the subway runs beneath Lyon so beware of the occasional tremors, lol. Give or take I guess.

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

            118 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011