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Great Tribeca/Soho ethnic restaurant?

lauriejgs Apr 2, 2012 06:27 AM

I'm meeting a friend from out of town and would like easy access to the Holland Tunnel. We both love ethnic cuisines (we have fond memories of eating Greek food, tapas, etc.). I'd like to find the perfect little place to take her that isn't too casual nor too fancy. I'm thinking something like Periyali but a little further downtown. Any suggestions?

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  1. Cheeryvisage RE: lauriejgs Apr 2, 2012 06:29 AM

    I think Lotus Blue would be great, it's a casual and chic Chinese-Yunnan restaurant (some photos of my meals there: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheeryvi... )

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      foodwhisperer RE: lauriejgs Apr 2, 2012 10:14 PM

      Tribeca casual and good
      1) Greenwich Grill would be a good choice. It is a a mix of Italian, Japanese and French all in one.
      2) Lotus Blue ( as mentioned by Cheeryvisage)
      3) Kori for korean, very nice place with nice drinks too
      4) Cercle Rouge ( french bistro)
      5) Blau Gans ( Austrian)

      1) Boqueria ( tapas)
      2) Niko ( japaneseish)
      3) Omen ( japanese)
      4) Osteria Morini ( italian)

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        lauriejgs RE: lauriejgs Apr 3, 2012 09:02 AM

        Thanks, Cheeryvisage and foodwhisperer! Looks like we're going to Lotus Blue!!!

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          Cheeryvisage RE: lauriejgs Apr 3, 2012 09:49 AM

          Hope you enjoy! Definitely get the Fried Red Snapper if you don't mind a bit of a heat. It's great.

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            foodwhisperer RE: Cheeryvisage Apr 3, 2012 03:10 PM

            Also that fired rice with the pickled turnips is great at Lotus Blue

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              Cheeryvisage RE: foodwhisperer Apr 3, 2012 03:15 PM

              Hah, I need to get that fried rice dish when I go back to Lotus Blue next time!

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            squid kun RE: lauriejgs Apr 3, 2012 11:30 PM

            More on Lotus Blue ... http://www.chow.com/digest/107514/spi...

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            bmoskowitz RE: lauriejgs Apr 3, 2012 04:44 PM

            I agree that Lotus Blue would be a great choice.

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