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nbtsocanos Jul 26, 2012 05:30 PM

My birthday present is a Saturday night in a hotel in Tribeca without the kids. Since we've already splurged on the room, any suggestions on tasty, not pricey places to eat in the neighborhood? Or medium fancy places where we could eat at the bar? My first thought was the Harrison but would welcome suggestions.

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    sam1 RE: nbtsocanos Jul 26, 2012 05:42 PM

    i regularly go to terroir in tribeca and nibble on some excellent small plates and have 3 glasses of amazing wine.

    thats a good option for you.

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      kathryn RE: nbtsocanos Jul 26, 2012 06:42 PM

      Some ideas:

      Locanda Verde - great food, great cocktails, can be loud/busy, you can definitely dine at the bar. Good bartenders.
      Smith & Mills - wonderful atmosphere, very cozy, cocktails are only OK though, you can dine at the bar. Less fancy.
      Marc Forgione - I believe you can dine at the bar here, medium fancy?

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        Sneakeater RE: kathryn Jul 26, 2012 06:53 PM

        Just for the record, you can DEFINITELY eat at the bar at Marc Forgione.

        I'll pile onto the Terroir recommendation (unless it isn't fancy enough, as it isn't even medium fancy).

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        foodwhisperer RE: nbtsocanos Jul 27, 2012 06:54 AM

        Marc Forgione- i've eaten at the bar, that would be a good choice
        Terroir- has very good meatball sandwich, the fried things i don't think are that good, the cheese selection is very good, the wine selection is very good.
        Petit Abeille- has really good food and can eat at the bar
        Odeon- you can eat at the bar
        Walker's- has great burgers, can eat at the bar
        Flor de Sol- has a very long bar,, and great tapas,, good bar to eat at
        Kori- modern korean food at the bar
        Greenwich Grill- can eat good food in the bar area at a table, bar is kind of small to eat at..
        Wolfgang- I have had great steak at the bar
        Edward's- can eat at the bar
        Tribeca Tap Room- during the week can eat at the bar,,weekends too crowded
        Blau Gans- Austrian food at the bar,,
        Takahachi- japanese at the sushi bar
        Nobu and Nobu Next Door- eat at sushi bar
        Ivy's- can surely eat at the bar
        Jerry's - can eat home style food at the bar
        Tribeca Grill- is an excellent bar to eat at,, good food
        The Harrison is probably more expensive than any of the above.
        I'm not sure why you want to eat at the bar, when they all have tables inside and many outside.

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          Riverman500 RE: nbtsocanos Jul 27, 2012 07:12 AM

          Adding Cercle Rouge to the above recs.

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            foodwhisperer RE: Riverman500 Jul 27, 2012 07:56 AM

            Good Choice Riverman,,,, Cercle Rouge has amazing foie gras.

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              sugartoof RE: Riverman500 Jul 30, 2012 03:49 PM

              I haven't been in a long time, but this strikes me as a great idea. It's the kind of place where you can also feel comfortable being seated alone at a table.

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              jaba RE: nbtsocanos Jul 27, 2012 07:35 AM

              To add one other suggestion if you're into cocktails: Ward III. It's primarily a cocktail place but the food is actually very good and reasonably-priced.

              1. sgordon RE: nbtsocanos Jul 27, 2012 07:55 AM

                I will second (third, fourth?) Marc Forgione - you can eat at the bar, but you'd probably be better off making a reservation (Saturday nights can be very busy... well, everywhere in the city) - they're "medium-fancy" by NYC standards, but keep in mind that might translate as "fancy-fancy" (pricewise) for those coming from elsewhere - entrees mostly in the high twenties to mid thirties, etc.

                Locanda Verde is also very good - if not as creative/exciting - and a little cheaper.

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