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Baltisean Sep 19, 2012 02:33 PM

In TriBeCa at the Cosmopolitan Hotel across from Chambers St subway station. I'm looking for a casual, fun place to grab a bite before pulling an all-nighter at work. Since it's on the company dime, I can't spend more than $40 or so (no drinks, of course).

So, great food for the guy flying solo?

Thanks in advance,

Sean

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    slicknik Sep 19, 2012 02:35 PM

    Agree with previous poster on Locanda Verde or Odeon. My favorite standbys.

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      thegforceny Sep 19, 2012 02:37 PM

      Bar dining at Locanda Verde

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        mangiare24 Sep 19, 2012 05:43 PM

        How is the servive at the bar at locanda Verde? We had not very good table service this past Sunday but enjoyed the food a lot and were thinking the bar might be the way to go if we go back some time.

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          Sneakeater Sep 19, 2012 05:45 PM

          Bar service has been fine every time I've eaten there.

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        Baltisean Sep 19, 2012 02:45 PM

        I've done Locanda - very nice. Looking to try something new. Anyone been to Zutto?

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          kathryn Sep 19, 2012 02:57 PM

          The bars at North End Grill or Marc Forgione, maybe?

          1. ellenost Sep 19, 2012 06:57 PM

            Maybe Blaue Gans would work. Casual and delicious Austrian cuisine. Their Salzbuger Nockerl (think souffle) is wonderful.

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              foodwhisperer Sep 20, 2012 08:16 PM

              Blau Gans is a good suggestion. Petit Abeille is good and in the price range Thursday Lobster Special $27 including a beer and fries. Or mussels in beer and bacon sauce , 2 lbs for $22 and fries. Both are about a block away from your hotel

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              bifpocaroba Sep 26, 2012 04:42 AM

              Edwards is right there and a good local place.

              http://edwardsnyc.com/blog/

              Landmarc might push that budget but it's excellent.

              http://www.landmarc-restaurant.com/me...

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                Baltisean Sep 26, 2012 06:40 AM

                thanks for all the great advice. here were my selections:

                1st night: Zutto
                Spare Rib Buns and Classic Ramen - both very tasty. Giant bowl of broth.

                2nd night: Odeon
                French Onion Soup (AMAZING! wonderful rosemary flavor)
                Baby Beet Salad (delicious and fresh)
                Small Steak Tartare (very tasty, but texture was a bit off - too much like a burger patty)
                ICE CREAM!!!! house-made chocolate, pistachio and coffee. some of the best I have ever eaten!

                3rd day: Petite Abeille (brunch)
                Lobster Omelette with shallot, sour cream and tomato- i'm guessing with leftovers from Thu night.
                very, very well balanced and warm. leek mashed potatoes and a small salad were a very nice touch.

                thanks again! i'll check our Edwards next time. I've been to Landmarc and was very impressed.

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