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drosetravel Nov 10, 2012 02:35 PM

What good, not over the top restaurants (price wise) can you recommend for a dinner in this area.
Mother and 2 daughters weekend in NYC for the holidays. Also, we have made reservations for Saturday night at Bar Americain. Is that a good restaurant?

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    klept RE: drosetravel Nov 10, 2012 02:39 PM

    Hm, well what price point do you consider over the top? Let us know how much you're looking to spend per person before tax and tip (also, with or without drinks).

    Also, are you looking for someplace in Soho or Tribeca or are you saying you'll be in both so either one works?

    What kind of food do you like/not like?

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      drosetravel RE: klept Nov 10, 2012 02:45 PM

      we are staying in Tribeca. how about $50 pp with alcohol. No sushi, fish places.

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      thegforceny RE: drosetravel Nov 10, 2012 03:34 PM

      Bar Americain. Is that a good restaurant?
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      It is not well-regarded here. It is seen as a 'safe', somewhat pedestrian place frequented by tourists not wanting to experience anything out of their comfort zone, or who want to go to a restaurant owned by someone they have seen on TV.

      Recent thread:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/846937

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        drosetravel RE: thegforceny Nov 10, 2012 03:40 PM

        What do you recommend in it's place, sorta the same type of menu etc?

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          thegforceny RE: drosetravel Nov 10, 2012 04:01 PM

          Actually, I just re-read the thread I provided. It is not all that negative. Though it is not my type of place, I think you'll be fine there.

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        klept RE: drosetravel Nov 10, 2012 04:18 PM

        I don't have a huge amount of experience eating in Tribeca, but if I were planning some meals down there, the first places that pop into my head are Locanda Verde (excellent, but make reservations *now* if interested...very popular), Marc Forgione, North End Grill, maybe Odeon...

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          foodwhisperer RE: drosetravel Nov 12, 2012 09:49 PM

          Bar Americain's entrees are over $30 each, so with that kind of price range, I'd recommend
          in Tribeca, The Harrison, Greenwich Grill, Cercle Rouge, Blau Gans, Tiny, Jung Sik( each order an entree and share each dish to get assortment, entrees cost less than Bar Americain), Blue Smoke ( battery park area). Northend Grill is in Battery Park area but I do not recommend it, I have had horrible food there.
          In Soho I recommend Balthazar.

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            Cookbug RE: drosetravel Nov 13, 2012 03:29 AM

            For a great NY experience, I'm suggesting Balthazar. Right in Soho and surrounded by great shopping. Make a reservation.

            Balthazar
            80 Spring St (btwn Broadway & Cosby)

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