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Good food in Tribeca?

tippy10024 Aug 15, 2012 12:54 PM

My husband and I are taking our nephew out for dinner in Tribeca to celebrate his college graduation. Looking for a fun atmosphere but great food more important.

  1. prdct Aug 15, 2012 12:59 PM

    Marc Forgione is good combo of convivial atmosphere and good food

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      foodwhisperer Aug 16, 2012 07:37 AM

      Fun atmosphere and great food is a tough bill to fill. It rules out Corton and Jungsik, the two best restaurants in Tribeca. I guess that leaves Marc Forgione which IMO has good food and is fun, Tribeca Grill fun and OK food, Gigino decent italian food and fun, Wolfgang great steak and can be fun, Locanda Verde a fun atmosphere the food is pretty good, Nobu is fun and famous, if you have never been there you might find that is the best place. The food isn't amazing but I will say they have the best Jalapeño yellowtail

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        Hey19 Aug 16, 2012 08:09 AM

        Locanda verde, blau gans
        different price points, I have had great times at both.

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        1. re: Hey19
          ellenost Aug 16, 2012 09:44 AM

          +1 for Blaue Gans

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          Maggie19 Aug 16, 2012 10:16 AM

          For more of the fun factor - just north of Canal on Spring St - is Aquagrill. Sit at the bar and enjoy the lively conversations with the oyster shuckers and bartenders .. More Soho than Tribeca but close....Excellent seafood.

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          1. re: Maggie19
            thegforceny Aug 16, 2012 10:56 AM

            Not Tribeca at all actually. It is 100% SOHO.

            Tribeca stands for The TRIangle BElow CAnal

            1. re: Maggie19
              foodwhisperer Aug 16, 2012 04:21 PM

              I love Aqua Grill, and although the Gforceny is correct about it being 100% Soho, Acqua Grill is a short walk from Tribeca. On another note, I forgot about Blau Gans , very fun place and the jaeger schnitzel is awesome,,,,, so are the radishes at the bar.

            2. sgordon Aug 16, 2012 10:29 AM

              Plus one for Marc Forgione - seems to fit both needs well. Food is certainly great (BBQ Oysters, Chili Lobster, and the Halibut "Proposal" are dream-worthy dishes....) and the atmosphere is anything but stuffy. Second choice would be Locanda Verde. Great atmosphere, a little cheaper than MF, food is excellent but not quite as creative / exciting. Both can be tough reservations, especially on the weekends, so book sooner than later.

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              1. re: RosalineS
                foodwhisperer Sep 24, 2012 05:44 PM

                I think Petit Abeille has them all beatl for brunch, with great omelets and things like Croque Monsieur.

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