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m519 Aug 29, 2012 03:56 PM

I'm looking for a recommendation for a lively, fun restaurant
with both great food and cocktails. Downtown preferable. Not Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, or The Dutch - although they all fit the bill, this group has been there. Any ideas?

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    orthorunner Aug 30, 2012 07:40 PM

    Marc Forgione, for the food moreso than the cocktails, though they do have a composed cocktail list. Also, if you wanted to go anywhere afterwards for cocktails, Ward III is right down the block and Silver Lining is also nearby.
    I assume that WD-50 would be too risky for a group of 12, but if they are all adventurous it has historically had excellent cocktails to go along with their food. Have not been since they redid their entire menu, including cocktails, but I wouldn't imagine the quality has fallen.

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      kathryn Aug 29, 2012 07:18 PM

      Great food AND great cocktails will be tough, most restaurants don't do great cocktails or can't handle a group that size.

      Try:
      Fatty Cue
      Empellon Cocina
      Momofuku Ssam
      Tertulia - not strong on cocktails though
      Saxon and Parole
      Public

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        m519 Aug 30, 2012 05:23 PM

        Thanks! I've heard mixed things about the food at Saxon & Parole - anyone have a take on that? And what's the crowd like?

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